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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:39 PM

Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions

Source: Reuters

POLITICS AUGUST 15, 2019 / 5:39 PM / UPDATED 15 MINUTES AGO

Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he said that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions.

Trump said he had been speaking with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and many other Republicans about the problem of gun violence, and “they don’t want to have insane people, dangerous people, really bad people having guns.”

“We don’t want crazy people owning guns,” the president told reporters in Morristown, New Jersey. “It’s them. They pull the trigger. The gun doesn’t pull the trigger. They pull the trigger. So we have to look very seriously at mental illness.”

Trump is under pressure to curb gun violence following two mass shootings that killed dozens of people this month in Texas and Ohio. His comments came as he started a trip from New Jersey to address a campaign rally in New Hampshire.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:43 PM

1. He need to be put in one .

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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:44 PM

2. I agree with tRUMP on this one.

After all, it's his mental illness that causes him to spew hate that incites some people to perform acts of violence. From my experience I prescribe medication/sedation/and long-term hospitalization in a locked facility for him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:45 PM

3. It was a Republican, Ronald Reagan, who CLOSED most of them here

Saint Ronnie (with a bit of help from dipshit libertarians and a few on the left) pretty much made it impossible to institutionalize people who really shouldn't be left alone or in society. There are people who just can't function

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:50 PM

4. Oh...we are...

We ARE looking very seriously at mental illness every day...someone who has been acting very insane...dangerous...bad...he certainly shouldn't own a gun or even something sharp...and no nuclear weapons, please!

Now, somebody hand him a mirror, quick! He's projecting again!





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