In the wake of tragedy: Mental illness debated after Sandy Hook school shooting

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  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    The nation is also different than it was 70 years ago. People are not longer reliable. Something has happened to change thsings. I remembver when I was in Jr.High School and was in a cowboy play. I was trusted by our coach to the extent that he loaned me a revolver (an old .32 20) to wear with my cowboy outfit along with its holster. He even let me take it home on the school bus. No one, absolutely no one would abuse or misuse a trust like this in those days. There were 0 problems. We have evolved indeed into a different era.

    Conceal carry works well and has reduced violence where it is present. I believe we must have dedicated, well trained teachers who are armed in our schools willing to confront terrorists on a moments notice if armed law enforcement is not on site. Even as backup when needed. Politicians do not know how to deal with the problem. There is adequate trainers available and it realiable.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 19, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    As we listen to "experts" this past week, there are multiple answers and ideas concerning gun control and mental illness. We can be thankful that we all have input, which might not be the case in other countries?
    The nation is different than it was 200+ years ago, so laws put into place back then, are not current in our newer society?
    Religion is not as prevalent as it used to be. People do not seem to fear God and his punishment as they once did? Religion had much more control over our ancestors?
    There are many more people populating the world. Many will, obviously, suffer from mental and emotional problems, just as man suffers from cancer and other illnesses? Why is mental illness not treated in the same way as cancer by our society?
    Technology has run wild, creating weapons(and other things) in society that are deadlier and more powerful than man can imagine?
    Sometimes, parents priorities are elsewhere. Their children suffer and....?