Jeff Stahler by Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    That guys parents didn’t need any help funding his mental health, they just needed to stop coddling him like liberals always do.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    You might just be correct. Had they acted like that and made this unstable kid hate then enough, the only ones killed might just have been them and him.

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 2 years ago

    So, all the gun laws we now have are insensible? What in creation has congress been doing for 200+years? Obama has been in office 4 years now, why does it take something like this to make him act sensibly?
    Never waste a crisis. The power grab is on.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    And God bless us, every one.

  5. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 2 years ago

    maybe THEY could afford it, but when Ronnie put all the
    poor with mental problems under bridges, then what has
    happened?

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    Yep, now all you need to do is gather some kind of nationwide consensus on what “sensible” is.
    Good luck with that….

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    There will be a consenus on regulation of semi-automatic weapons and magazine capacities, but it will not come easy. The NRA and their supporters will forget their pledge to work for gun reform.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    They still haven’t pledged to work for gun reform. The NRA is much more about marketing military grade weapons for the manufacturers than it is about hunting.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The three wise guys are obviously a myth.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    @ansonia

    Funding for mental health and their attendant facilities has been decreased for a good while now. Just as Bush’s Defense Department sent memos to military doctors to downgrade diagnoses of PTSD because treatment is so expensive. (We don’t care if YOU think you have it. WE don’t, so fend for yourself.) Sometimes it costs more to do nothing.

    It is helpful to know history, and the source of problems. However, this does nothing to solve anything. Still, knowledge of history theoretically keeps it from repeating….

  11. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, about 2 years ago

    There is enough blame to go around far as the release of mental patients go. The courts ordered patients who were not considered a danger to themselves or others be released in the 70s and 80s. Part of the problem was the conditions many of these people were kept under. They were basically warehoused without any real treatment or care provided.
    The Reagan Administration did cut funding for mental facilities in the 80s, which made it further difficult to take care of the mentally ill.
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    As for the Newton shooter, I hold the mother responsible for having a small arsenal accessible to a son she knew was mentally unstable. I have not heard any information about what kind of professional help he had received.
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    Ansonia,
    As for for Ruff’s comments regarding HOWGOZIT, Ruff is dead accurate. Read the comments HOWGOZIT has posted. Most of them are nothing but name calling without any facts or statistics to back them up.
    He has no idea what the Mother’s political leanings were. Taking into account she was from NH and a gun enthusiast, it might be she was rock solid conservative. Simple fact is no one has spoken about her politics that I have seen or read.
    I am responding to you because even though we may have different political philosophies, I consider you an intelligent and rational person.
    Keep protecting yourself from those intruders and mountain lions.

  12. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, about 2 years ago

    The part about the mother’s political philosophy was in reference to ConservGov’s comment.
    Sorry about the confusion.

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  14. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, about 2 years ago

    The shooter’s mother may have been a survivalist. From Salon online:
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    Nancy Lanza, whose gun collection was raided by her son Adam for Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook school, was part of the “prepper” movement, which urges readiness for social chaos by hoarding supplies and training with weapons.

    “She prepared for the worst,” her sister-in-law Marsha Lanza told reporters. “Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping – are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?”
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    http://www.salon.com/2012/12/17/nancy_lanza_was_a_prepper/?mobile.html

  15. Sue

    Sue said, about 2 years ago

    now to find 3 wise men!

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