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1ST DISTRICT SENATOR WANTS MORE FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH

By Nate Gonner 12/27/2012

              THE 1ST DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE SAYS THERE IS A BIGGER PICTURE WITH REGARDS TO THE DEBATE ABOUT GUN CONTROL LAWS IN WAKE OF THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING ALMOST TWO WEEKS AGO.

 

              SENATOR DAN WATERMEIER OF SYRACUSE SAID THIS IN RESPONSE TO THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION WANTING TO PUT AN ARMED OFFICER IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR NATIONS YOUTH.

 

             WATERMEIER, WHO COMES FROM AN EDUCATION BACKGROUND, BELIEVES THE PROBLEM DOESN’T LAND IN THE GUN ITSELF BUT MORE BY THE PERSON WHO CONTROLS IT.

            “THERE PROBABLY GOING TO HURT SOMEBODY WHETHER THEY HAVE A GUN IN THEIRHAND OR A VEHICLE IN THEIR HAND, THERE’S A LOT OF WAYS TO HURT PEOPLE.” WATERMEIER SAID “SO WE ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO GET TO THE MAIN ISSUE AND IT JUST SEEMS TO ME LIKE IT’S THE HEALTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE DOING THE DAMAGE.”

 

              WATERMEIER ADDED AS A LEGISLATOR HE WANTS TO BE THE LAST PERSON TO GET INVOLVED IN MICROMANAGING SCHOOLS ABOUT GUN CONTROL ISSUES.

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