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Waxman urges attention to
mental health in gun debate

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Elise Viebeck

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/12/2013 1:25:29 PM

A leading House Democrat urged Vice President Biden Friday not to ignore mental health issues as his panel grapples with U.S. gun violence. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, wrote to Biden recommending better gun-safety standards, more research applying a public-health perspective to gun violence and greater mental health coverage for people in the United States. "Experts agree: the prevalence of guns and gun violence in our society is not just a criminal justice problem; it is also a public health and safety problem,"

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Since Waxman is such an authority on mental health. s/o Of course his solution is more funding for public health agencies. We know how well that will work out. Democrats sure love to spend money we don´t have. The loons on the left are the ones who closed mental hospitals and let them run free. More fine work from the ACLU.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/12/2013 1:38:22 PM     (No. 9112828)

The left has wanted to spend more on metal health for a long time,so they´ll use this as a wedge to get it.

I think a person´s metal health should be taken into consideration but you´ll never come up with a way to bypass the ACLU protecting medical privacy,which I also support.

That´s why I´ve said a new gun applicant should have 3 other adults vouch for him. The people around somebody knows them the best.

When someone like Waxman calls for more spending,he sees it as a hiring opportunity for more support bureaucrats compiling records or whatever.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/12/2013 1:52:55 PM     (No. 9112861)

Yes - - I completely agree.

It´s about time someone paid attention to Waxman´s mental heath.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: joew9, 1/12/2013 1:54:59 PM     (No. 9112865)

When the Democrats start coming around to the real issue it only demonstrates that the issue is so obvious they just can´t ignore it. But as soon as they push that issue to the back they will go back to concentrating on their real agenda.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/12/2013 2:24:19 PM     (No. 9112908)

"as his panel grapples with U.S. gun violence"

The trick, of course, is only to grapple with "gun violence". If they were to expand the scope of the inquiry to include all violent crimes, they´d have to start talking about baseball bats, and hammers, and knives.

So long as the topic is limited to "gun violence", the answer is going to have to be dealing with guns. In places where there are no guns, there is no gun crime. People may be afraid to walk the streets due to the threat of rape, robbery, and murder (e.g. many British cities), but if there are no guns, then by definition there is no "gun crime". Problem solved.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dngriffin, 1/12/2013 2:34:53 PM     (No. 9112926)

Waxman should include a rider to provide for free plastic surgery fo extremely ugly congressmen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: afreeman, 1/12/2013 2:36:40 PM     (No. 9112932)

More attention must be paid to people with rodent-like faces.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/12/2013 2:39:19 PM     (No. 9112936)

Left wing Liberals´ mental health has certainly been a serious problem for some time. Addiction to OPM (Other People´s Money) makes it even more dangerous.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: yo-yo, 1/12/2013 2:50:43 PM     (No. 9112954)

The guilty dog barks the loudest.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tusker, 1/12/2013 3:02:45 PM     (No. 9112977)

Let´s start first with the mental "states" of Bow-Hussain-Boy, Waxman, Pee-Low-See, Reid, Lew, Feinstein, Bloomburg and the rest of our resident communist/socialist, mind-challenged scum running this country over the cliff.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 1/12/2013 3:23:51 PM     (No. 9113016)

Waxman, more than anybody I know, should be concerned about mental health. Maybe looking really weird does effect your psyche.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 1/12/2013 3:26:46 PM     (No. 9113020)

It has been long known that more money does not cure any malady and mental problems included. There has been a 5 decade argument about those who clearly are mental menaces to the public of needing to be institutionalized. There are many instances when a person with a severe mental problem and walks in the public arena and the didn´ take his/her Meds that day becaome a threat to the inocent public. The reason they are on the street is because goverments at all levels do not want to foot the bill of supporting those types of "hospitals".


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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/12/2013 3:48:09 PM     (No. 9113051)

What will they say when they find out that 99.9% of Congress members are mentally unstable and can´t own a gun?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/12/2013 3:52:15 PM     (No. 9113063)

Nostrilitis has been driving people crazy with his batcave probiscis exposed in
the news for longer than we can remember.

Mebbe we all could be compensated by means of a class action suit for having to look
at his weird buttface this much.

He should attend hearings with a bag over his head.
It would probably improve his image.
Couldn´t hurt it any, that´s for sure.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 1/12/2013 4:15:33 PM     (No. 9113084)

If they add a mental health qualifier in order to get a gun license, there will be no liberals with gun licenses.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/12/2013 4:58:08 PM     (No. 9113138)

Gee # 12 at last a post with thought instead of a string of personal insults aimed at Waxman.
The man is a crook and all kinds of other things BUT he is right on this subject.
He is probably out in the sinning cities enough to know the won will have a hell of a reaction from the black street gangs if Guns are banned than from other citizens.
Obe couldn´t deal with or fix a series of riots from those factions.


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