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Monday, April 29, 2013

Today's Tale from Gun Nutty USA

Today's story in our daily feature comes via David Frum and it's from Oregon.   A mentally unstable woman is turned away by one store but goes to Dick's and easly gets one, then shoots and kills herself (on the other hand, she could have shot dozens).  No real background check on her background.  She'd been hospitalized many, many times recently.
No restrictions apply to people like Nyhof Dunn, whose battles with bipolar disorder and major depression drove her to voluntarily enter residential psychiatric care 13 times in the final year of her life. The month she died, Multnomah County sheriff's deputies visited her home after she told a 9-1-1 operator she planned to hang herself in her parents' barn.
An estimated 44 percent of the 656 Oregonians who killed themselves in 2011 suffered documented cases of mental illness, based on medical examiners' reports. And about 143,000 Oregonians experienced serious mental illness in the last year, based on survey data from 2010 and 2011.

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