On America’s Newsroom, Martha MacCallum talked about mass shootings and Aaron Alexis, the slain suspect in Monday’s Navy Yard shootings. “We need to figure out why this keeps happening in this country,” MacCallum said. But, of course, we didn’t need to think about the role guns might play.
MacCallum said to Tea Party guest David Webb,
Have we not become so PC that we do not understand that there are categories of people—many people who do not deserve to be institutionalized, but some do. And if this man had been institutionalized, something that we, you know, seem to never do any more in this country—in fact, Adam Lanza’s mother, according to the reports after Newtown, wanted to institutionalize her son. She was worried that he would do something. But unless you have been convicted, you cannot be institutionalized. So what do we do about this, David?
Webb expressed concerns for individual liberties and about someone being “gobbled up” by a “wider net.”
But MacCallum interrupted to say, “But we’re having this conversation again and again.” Later, she interrupted him again to say, “We need to figure out where to draw that fine line.”
Apparently, there’s no need to draw it anywhere near access to guns.
As Media Matters explained in their analysis of the segment:
…Furthermore, between 2009 and 2012, “states cut a total of $4.35 billion in public mental-health spending from their budgets,” and states that have rejected expanding Medicaid as part of the new health care law are leaving an estimated 1.2 million Americans with mental health conditions without coverage. They also tend to be states that have historically not invested in programs for these people.
Given Fox’s antipathy to Obamacare, you have to wonder how MacCallum plans to pay for this.
Or does she just think the mentally ill should just be warehoused indefinitely and who cares if they get treatment or not?
Video below, from the September 19, 2013 America's Newsroom, via Media Matters.
Great idea, Marty — let’s start with the Faux sNooze
Network (and FoKKKsNotion.com)
People with mental disorders will not have the right to NOT be ‘locked up’, but they will have the right to buy guns.
Do these Fox hosts come up with this shit all on their own, or is someone preparing it for them?