Thursday, November 08, 2012

Yet Another Case Of A Mental Case With A Gun And A Crime

So the suspect in the Wixom area car shootings allegedly has mental health problems. I know, who would have guessed?

Yet a further example of the consequences of the policy of deinstitutionalization and lack of resources for treatment of the mentally ill.

Instead of treatment or institutionalization where they can get care they need and can be kept from harming themselves or others, we wait for them to commit crimes, then imprison them. And, to the demagogic politician's delight, if they use a gun in their crime, its an argument for gun control rather than preventing the mentally ill from these acts in the first place.

Clayton Cramer has spent lots of time blogging and writing about the problem. If you haven't checked him out before, you should make his blog a regular stop for firearms and mental health issues.

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