on the hidden health crisis of mental illness
agrees that there's a mental health crisis, but makes the good point
that since mentally ill people are more likely to be the victims than the perpetrators of crime, it's counterproductive to tie the issue to Sandy Hook Elementary School.
correctly notes that since the guns used in Newtown were not purchased by Adam Lanza, it's not clear that stricter gun control would have prevented what happened. She's on Team Mental Illness
Margaret and Helen
are on Team Guns
(For the record, I'm on both teams, particularly if, as has been reported, Nancy Lanza was a bit of a doomsday prepper, getting ready to protect herself from the marauding hordes when It All Falls Apart. I'd also be interested in knowing from whence she get these ideas and about her television and radio listening habits. OK. Carry on.)
Ramona doesn't need to know their names
to give them faces.
Jayhawk attributes the increase in gun-related violence to our fascination with violence and death
, from unjust wars to government-sanctioned assassinations to eliminationist rhetoric.
Walk a mile, etc. Via Susie Madrak
comes this post
by Lisa Long
about living with a mentally ill son.
that if we have a 50% jump in the number of guns since 1995, why isn't "More Guns" proving to mean less violence, as the right continues to promise?
(In closing, just a note: When I do these, I just click around my blogroll at random, then check out Facebook looking for interesting links. Usually these compendia consist of mostly male bloggers. No particular reason, it just works out that way. Today it's almost all women. Does the mass death of female public school teachers and six-year-olds resonate more with women because we are wired that way? Discuss.)
Labels: 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, bloggers, Blogroll Amnesty Day, guns, mental illness