Persons of Very Small Brain
Exhibit B: Seattle mayor Greg Nickels, who has now banned guns from city facilities. All this in response to a shooting at a big Seattle festival caused by a person with a history of mental issues, who got a concealed carry permit anyway because the mental health people aren't ALLOWED to share information about who is a raving nutcase with the folks issuing the permits. I guess the Snohomish County Sheriff's department is staffed by psychics? You don't suppose a mental basket case would *lie* about being fragile in the head-gasket department, would you? (The person who carries a lot of culpability in this sad case was the guy's father, who knew his son wasn't right in the head but bought him a gun anyway. Fortunately nobody died.) It's interesting, but one of the people who was shot has a very rational take on the whole mess.
Sarah Thorsnes, a 21-year-old who was shot in the thigh, said she appreciates the mayor's efforts but does not support his prohibition.It was against the law for the guy to have a carry permit or a gun in the first place, but more laws are going to help? I'm confused ...
"It's putting a strain on people who have a right to own guns and should know how to use them properly," said Thorsnes, who lives in Renton. "I still stand behind needing to look at mental health as a problem rather than banning guns from people who have a right to have them and use them properly."