The Virginia Tech, the 2011 Tucson Arizona, the Aurora Colorado and the Newtown Connecticut shootings were preventable tragedies. All four murderers had one thing in common; they were all mentally ill. The harsh truth is that patients with severe mental illness commit one in 20 violent crimes. Recent evidence from Australia suggests that offenders with schizophrenia have two times more convictions over their lifetime than offenders without schizophrenia. For the safety of our children and for the sake of National Security we should ban the mentally ill.
President Obama gave a moving speech and promised to take action to prevent future tragedies.
"We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change."
-Barack Obama in Newtown, CT
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If terrorist detention at Guantanamo Bay Cuba has shown us anything it is that we can imprison those who pose a threat to our society indefinitely. Promises are not enough. We need action. The...
If terrorist detention at Guantanamo Bay Cuba has shown us anything it is that we can imprison those who pose a threat to our society indefinitely. Promises are not enough. We need action. The mentally ill should be removed from our streets before any more children are killed.
Furthermore if you really think the mentally ill should be imprisoned for the rest of their lives then maybe you should seek the help of a mental health professional. This petition is a mirror of the silliness, reactionary attitude and agenda driven goals of our elected politicians. Our country's leaders refuse to look past their own agenda and see that the vast majority of people that own assault rifles are responsible individuals. They also refuse to take action against the underlying causes of violence or take action to help empower the parents of the mentally ill. Sign the petition and show the President and Congress how silly they really are.