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14 January 2013
It is amazing to me to think that the possession of a gun brings violence. I have not met a gun yet that jumped up on it's own and hurt anyone!!
The simple fact is that people hurt other people with or without a gun.
In America today, we have many crazy people, drug addicts and people with alcoholism who are on our streets.
Our mental health laws are weak and really offer no means to get people in whom medication and other help fails off our streets. Many times these sick people have been released on their own or in the custody of a scared family member who can get no help because of our laws.
We must strengthen our mental health laws so that they help the sick patient, their families and the public.
Competing interests: None declared
Gessler, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
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