Mental Illness And Guns

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Mental illness and guns
Imagine going to death row, facing your imminent execution. You a murderer, convicted of killing an innocent man with a gun, but your mental illness makes you unaware of reality. This would never happen if the mental ill never had the weapon to start with. People freed from mental institutions shouldn’t have the right to own firearms because it will decrease crime,mental illness can make the people unaware of reality,and it will keep people with mental illness safe, and the people around them.
“Mental illness refers to a group of disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts”(“WHAT is mental illness?”). “Mental illnesses include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and personality disorders.
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“what if you were unaware that you are about to be hanged to death because you are mentally ill and have no comprehension of what is happening to you? What if, despite this understanding, you are still fully able to experience the terror of the noose being tightened around your neck? This is the terrible situation for 50-year-old Imdad Ali, a Pakistani prisoner who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia” (Shah). No one should ever go through a situation like this, That's why we need to make it illegal for people with mental disorders to bear arm. “a Pakistani prisoner who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Ali has spent the last 14 years on death row, awaiting execution for murdering a religious leader back in 2002.”...”Even though prison doctors have declared him legally insane, the courts have not heeded them, and Ali's 'black warrant' could be signed any day now” (Shah).Making it illegal for a person with mental illness to have a gun will make circumstances like this decrease because it will make it harder for the mentally ill to commit murder. When a person with a mental disorder does not have a firearm it will automatically make them safer and the people around them because the mentally ill person won't have easy access of a weapons. Both quotes talks about someone who has to died for something they don’t know they did. No one should ever go through a situation like…show more content…
“Schizophrenia (pronounced skiht-zo-FREH-nee-uh) is a severe mental condition that interferes with normal thought processes, causing delusions, hallucinations, and mental disorganization. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) describes schizophrenia as a “chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease”. (“Schizophrenia”).The quote describes one of the worst mental disorder. People who are not able to tell what's real or fake shouldn't be allowed to hold a firearm. Some mental illnesses involve the experience of psychosis (where a person loses touch with reality) and some do not” (“WHAT is mental illness?”). Not all people with mental illness will lose touch of reality, but those people who can’t see reality shouldn't have a gun in his or her possession.It's important to keep people around us safe, so why not modify the second amendment for the
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