I don't know much about survivalists, but I don't think they rob peoples cabins to survive or send bombs through the mail.
Troy Knapp was arrested after firing several shots at police officers and a helicopter. They say this guy was a ticking time bomb. Now he's in jail. I'm no psychiatrist but I can guess this guy is probably mentally ill. Jail happens to be a place where a lot of mentally ill people end up.
In 2011 33% of the average daily inmate population is mentally ill. Some of the people in jails or prisons might be criminally insane and need to be there. But a lot of mentally ill people end up in the prison system because of the GOP's Sainted Ronnie Raygun.
|Look who gave Ronnie the Medal Of Freedom. How heartwarming.|
show that the Brady Bill had no impact on gun violence. Just like his "block grants" to help those who suffer from mental illness. Useless.
Now we have the NRA coming out with more useless BS and a nice marketing ploy for gun manufacturers to put armed guards in schools. I wonder if the NRA even thinks one of their guards could be mentally ill and they shoot up the school? Just a thought.
Meanwhile, mental health issues in this country are being addressed by locking people in prison, IF they are caught before they shoot someone. This seems to be working out great.
It seems like we have very few options for people with mental illness. Jail, hide out in the woods and live off the land, like the rugged individuals we worship in this culture, certainly being homeless can be a symptom of mental illness, which I guess is kind of the same option as hiding out in the woods, only more urban. I am no rocket scientist, but it seems to me we really need to address this issue. Uh oh, that will cost money, saving money is more important than the cost of untreated mental illness and access to firearms. That seems crazy to me.