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Misdirection Plays, Gun Nut Dept. 2

Michael Bader, at Psychology Today Blogs, skewers the gun lobby’s professed concern for mental health. A nugget:

The insincerity of conservatives talking about mental health and illness is immediately apparent: If the Right were serious about solving extreme gun violence by taking the mental health road rather than the gun-control road, the effort involved, not to mention the cost would make the War on Poverty and the Great Society look like a walk in the park and their cost mere chump change. It would involve the greatest expansion of government involvement in the lives of Americans in the history of the republic. Conservative NRA zombies in the media would have to renounce their core beliefs, radically reverse everything they believe about government, taxes, and deficits — in effect, they would have to have brain transplants.

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2 comments

  1. George Smith

    February 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Speaking of mental health, the tribe of gun nut is poorly positioned to give advice. This very recent video is a grab bag of manias and encapsulated delusions, the very picture of people who should not be let near sharp instruments, let alone guns & ammo.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVAnoFfhVCo

     
  2. Frank

    February 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    The fact that they keep shooting themselves in the butts tells you something.