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We need more education and health for the mentally ill. Mentally ill people are continuously stigmatized and made to look like they are violent when the opposite is true more mentally ill do harm to themselves not to others.  We need more education and help for mentally ill who currently cant get the help they need or the medications they need to stay well.  The answer is not making list of people to ban guns from or gun laws to keep guns from law abiding citizens.  The answer is education into mental health and help for those who need it and to enforce gun laws on criminals not people with mental health problems.  People with mental health problems should have the same rights to protect themselves as everyone else not be left defenseless because the government needs scapegoats then we have become no better than Nazi Germany blaming our gun problems on one group of people.  Lets stop this now and ensure we do all we can to destigmatize the mentally ill and educate people on mental illness.  Then we need to get tough on the criminals with guns not law abiding citizens.  This country is in a knee jerk reaction after Sandy Hook an episodes like it looking for someone to blame.  Lets slow down and take a look at how to educate our citizens and help them and enforce laws on criminals not come up with more laws.  The government and police cannot keep up with all the laws they have to enforce now why add more that they cannot enforce and take away good citizens rights.

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Janet Hoffman

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

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You should sign this if you believe in basic human rights and our constitutional rights.  If you believe the answer is education and help not more bureaucratic laws that hurt the average citizen...

You should sign this if you believe in basic human rights and our constitutional rights.  If you believe the answer is education and help not more bureaucratic laws that hurt the average citizen while doing nothing to curb criminals. If you believe the mentally ill deserve help and respect and not to be used as scapegoats for our government

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