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Re: Guns

Apologies on the timeline I cited.  What I meant was deinstitutionaluzation was completed in the 90s.  As you stated it began decades earlier.

 

However, I stand by my contention that it harmed the mentally ill.  A better course of action would have been to clean up the facilities, monitor the assessments and care, and enforce the laws protecting this vulnerable population.  Instead we threw them to the streets and prisons where they are frequently victimized.

 

A similar example would be the misguided efforts to allow developmentally disabled people to exercise their rights to conjugal living in group home environments.  I saw with my own eyes the state now having to assume caregiving responsibilities for a normally developing child born to developmentally disabled parents.  

 

 

 

When I as

ked about this situation I was told that it was not uncommon and the facility could not legally prevent consent