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Wrong to blame mass shootings on mental health: K Shanmugam
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:04:09 am »

The Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC said he has met mentally unstable people at meet-the-people sessions who were "full of anger, wanting to hit out at someone".

"If they had access to assault rifles, which can mow down dozens in a minute, I can imagine what might happen," he wrote.

While the majority of Americans want gun control, a strong lobby for those who want free access to guns have channelled money to congressmen and other influential persons, he said.

"They can block any legislation that seeks to control people from buying assault rifles," Mr Shanmugam wrote.

"It baffles me that people are freely allowed to buy submachine guns, in an urban environment."

"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."