I'm sorry with all due respect this thread makes me sick.
Are the liberals out to take away gun rights? Yes. But a set up no.
If anything it proves how sick an opportunistic they are , to jump on a tragic case like this and use it for THEIR agenda.
But coming on this forum and reading a thread like this is a real turn off and makes jtf look like a mental asylum.
I'm sorry you feel that way. I see a lot of patterns and maybe that's just how my mind works. I didn't mean to make you or anybody else feel sick and I mean no disrespect to the victims or their families. If nothing else, look how the left does jump on every opportunity to pursue their agenda. If we don't do the same then we will lose. It may not be the way we want to play the game but if we don't learn some things from them (and over the last several decades they've been VERY successful in furthering their causes) then we will keep on losing.
Think of it this way. As CJD pointed out, we have a lot of nutjobs out on the street that if conservatives had been in charge, would've been locked up to keep society safe. Also think about the fact that so many people are on mind altering drugs for this reason or that reason. Could he have been taking an SSRI? It's liberals that tell people that you need to take drugs to feel good all the time and think things like being depressed over something sad in your life means you need a pill.
I knew somebody who was close to retirement, they had gone through some really hard times at their work place because the company was trying to get rid of them and replace them with someone younger. He told his doctor he'd been feeling really down about it and the doctor offered him an antidepressant. I told him "Look, you're depressed for a reason, going through this, you're supposed to be depressed, that's normal and healthy, you don't need a pill". Thankfully logic prevailed and of course, he felt better when his circumstances were better. He wasn't in any danger of suicide, etc. but that stupid doctor was pushing a pill on him anyway that could alter and unbalance his brain chemistry and cause suicidal thoughts.
I wonder if some of these people who have "a history of mental illness" might have started out relatively normal but then gotten screwed up by the drugs.