Article said the shooter "Conner" was also armed with an AR.Habsfan said:What was this goober armed with to out-gun a cop with an AR?
TTSkipper said:Nice job by Stacy, unfortunately this is not a great article with respect to gun rights considering the other person had mental issues and had a gun.
Once again a mentally ill person is free to roam the community.lynyrd said:I was thinking that at first too. But I would switch the focus on the need to bring mental health front and center -
"Conner's family explained that he had "mental problems." Police later found a notebook in Conner's trailer with nearly incomprehensible "ramblings."
Had somebody acted on Conner's "mental problems" Conner may still be alive today.
I have a family member that went through some pretty tough mental issues a couple of years back. Spoke often of commiting suicide. My family tried hard to get her "commited" but it was explained to us by the hospitals that because of civil rights issues New York State had backed down severely on "commiting" people. We were told it would take a judge to do this and that it would be very unlikely.
This is why people with mental health issues are free to roam amongst us.
Aquabach said:Once again a mentally ill person is free to roam the community.
Its the fact that he's mentally ill and dangerous not that he had a gun. Would it be different if he went back to his RV got his car and ran them over? Or got a Machete and hacked off their heads? used a Chainsaw? A Baseball Bat?
Its the fact that he's a nut that needs to be addressed not what he used as a weapon.