Why would anyone, with a mentally challenged child, have weapons in their home?
Original post made by Sally on Dec 17, 2012
on Dec 17, 2012 at 11:37 am
We need improved mental health services in our country, if we seek to call ourselves the greatest nation on earth.
We need to eliminate assault weapons and high capacity clips. We need background checks on every gun purchase.
Then we can get to the controversial issues.
on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm
curmudgeon is a registered user.
"Mentally unbalanced kids cannot be trusted around weapons, ... . What was this mother thinking, having loaded up her house with guns?"
Why assume this woman was mentally intact herself? If gun sales to borderline mental cases were prevented, the gun market and the NRA would shrivel.
on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Ducatigirl is a registered user.
One of the articles I have read stated that the mother was a "doomsday prepped", and possibly unbalanced herself, as she believed that the world was on the verge of economic collapse. She collected high-power weapons and practiced target shooting but did not have her guns locked up.
My son read on Strat-For that she was actually afraid of her son and had tried to have him committed to a mental hospital on several occasion. But that involved calling police, and she did not want him to have a criminal record(!). Her other son left home and never returned, and refused to have contact with his younger brother.
Sounds like a highly dysfunctional family.