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    Can't we have better mental care for our veterans? Why is it that obama takes such poor care of the men and women that sacrifice their lives at his whims? This is simply a tragedy, a true American tragedy. However, we need to fix the mental health care system in this country that the ACLU destroyed.
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    @thejimbo - You're still promoting the idea that Bush knocked down the towers? I'm not blaming obama personally for this, I'm blaming his leadership. I'm sure he's a nice guy, seems like he has a nice family. I'm sure he loves his country, I guess. It's just his leadership isn't up to par.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix I just don't understand how you have to bring him up in threads where he isn't even mentioned.
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    neither your president nor the aclu have anything to do with the veterans' administration and the mental care programme that they have in place. have you ever in your life known anyone who is in treatment for ptsd?

    i didn't think so.
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    This just a bad tragedy. I hate to see Chris's death be exploited like so many others. He was a wonderful man.
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    And it's just beginning.. it is sad that any American would talk ill of someone like him.. a man who literally saved countless lives through his amazing accomplishments
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    @bsking Thank you....agreed....he was a defender of the Constitution and all our freedoms and continued serving America by trying to help his fellow soldiers....
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    @Knightmare all the people exploiting Chris's death to promote their agendas is disgusting. Even Ron Paul had a smart ass comment. I'm finished with him.
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    Tragic. Stop letting our warriors leave the military like this. There's no excuse for people to have to jump through so many hoops just to get mental healthcare. Especially our warriors.

    Thank you for trying your best to give back. Rest in peace.
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    Exactly. This guy killed 150 people in a war we never shoud have been in. Some of his comrades in arms were mentally damaged in that war, and he tried to aid them, in doing so he wad killed, but had the war not occurred none of this would have happened.
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    Very tragic! Find alternate ways to help vets with PTSD! The only question I have is, should the murderer be disemboweled for this?
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    This is very unfortunate. I haven't not heard of this program. Was it successful at helping veterans overcome PTSD? I know they use virtual reality in a similar manner for other fears under the old adage that you must face your fears. Obviously this is all in retrospect, but it would have been a smarter idea to give the PTSD victims blanks until their condition positively progressed.
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    To all of your people that voted the option PTSD and guns don't mix i find it rather sad and disgusting you feel that the people fighting for your rights do not deserve to share those rights. After my tour in Iraq i was diagnosed with PTSD it is something we struggle with and deal with on a daily basis. It is both my burden and my honor to bear that for you people, even if you would strip me of the rights i fought to protect.
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    Guns, no health care, and murder in Texas. AND they are surprised when their policies add up to this! Yep gotta love that state! Live by the sword, die by the sword. Move along, nothing to see, move along now.
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    You're a ghoul. How about innocent victims of drug-dealing gangs who are shot? Did they live by the gun too? Are you also happy that our active-duty service members are regularly killed on a regular basis? You're a ghoul. Just like the mass shooters- they're Democrats as well.
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    This shoots holes in a couple of NRA positions. First, that shootings don't happen at gun ranges. Second, that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
    With guns out of this equation, I'm guessing the real man wold have come out on top.
    Guns make men out of cowards.
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    So let's go with your proposed solution, which is no one has a gun. Could Routh not have killed both men with a knife, if he was intent on killing them? Guns shouldn't be blamed for what people do.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix "Guns shouldn't be blamed for what people do." And yet some, including the NRA, want to blame video games, not the gamer.
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    When has the NRA stated shootings don’t happen at gun ranges? They do occur but are extremely rare. On your second “point”. Having a firearm is no guarantee of outcome. A firearm is indeed a great equalizer. Look at the case involving the Loganville, GA woman. Shot an intruder five times protecting both herself and her two children. Guns saving lives are a frequently occurring theme. Visit http://gunssavelives.net/ for a sampling.

    Even police aren’t immune to criminals http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/201038... Each of the cops were armed. An ambush attack gave the criminal the upper hand.

    Only the uneducated would blame firearms. Your closing comment places you squarely in that category.

    I don't blame video games either.
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    @DARSB I'm not a phyologist, but shootings simply did not occurr a generation ago when violence was not so prevelent in our society. Guns were easier too obtain then and very few people even took the trouble to lock them away. Turn on the tv, go to a movie, or buy a video game for you kid and what do you discover? violence is everywhere and i can't refer you to any scientific study's on the subject, but i believe that exposure to so much violence does effect our minds to violence and killing. When will we ever learn!
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    Sorry, it will be the MSM that first chimes in. We'll hear about having more controls and laws. It's a very sad situation.
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    I will channel Wayne LaPierre: If only the people at the shooting range had more guns, bigger guns, faster guns, guns with larger capacity magazines, automatic guns, tanks and even rocket launchers and bazookas, this tragedy never would have happened.
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    Bush was blamed for 8 years and even the last 4. Why is it, we cant blame Obama for everything now?
    I never voted for Bush but after hearing him be blamed for everything it got OLD. Its Obamas turn.
    Apparently, these people dont belong on dA shooting rage perhaps a mental ward!
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    Matthew 26:52 "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
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    Yeah that's real nice but jesus's daddy said go into the Towns and uttely destroy them all , men women children do not leave a trace...
    ;-0
    ( how about that?)
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    @bsking That's kind of unnecessary....this gentleman died trying to help out fellow soldiers and defended our freedom of religion....to denigrate that belief is to dishonor his memory....
    Read the Bible again and ask God for understanding without judging what you're reading with malice aforethought....
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    What's the chance the shooter makes it to court?? The next headline will be he was able to kill himself or accidentally killed
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    One thing that needs to be said is that veterans sure have changed. I worked with a US Army Sniper by the name of Patrick Boyle. The man was so good at his job, the Department of the Army chose him to "star" in its Technical Circular on Snipers:
    "Sniper Training and Employment" Publication No. TC-23-14, Headquarters, Department of the Army, October 1969. I NEVER heard him even whisper one word about his job, number of kills, etc. He was a very quiet, very modest, very good man.
    Today, Seals, and other members of similar Insertion, Termination, Extraction (InTerEx or ITE) teams can't seem to be able to keep their mouths shut and are like everyone else today, after lots of publicity and lots of money. Maybe the only positive thing to this tragedy is that such service members will go back to remembering their oaths and maintain confidentiality. This poor man's reputation and fame MAY have had something to do with his death, NOT his former Military Occupational Specialty.
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    Nothing brings out the Ghoulish Glee in anti-gun nuts like a horrific tragedy. It puts me in mind of people dancing in the streets in Middle Eastern countries on 09/11/2001.
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