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President Obama, People Labeled "Mentally Ill" Vote

75 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Dear President Obama, In your debate on Oct 16 with Mitt Romney, you said that you favored "keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill." This is discrimination and stereotyping. People labeled "mentally ill" are no more likely than anyone else to commit acts of violence. Some of us are responsible gun owners. We are in fact more likely than others to be victimized by violence. People labeled "mentally ill" vote. We are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which you have signed and sent to the Senate for ratification. Please stop scapegoating us, offer an apology and adopt policies on gun control that apply equally to everyone without discrimination based on based on disability, such as a ban on assault weapons.

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  • Pat Negron
    Pat Negron United States, Philadelphia
    Aug 05, 2015
    Aug 05, 2015
    So much misunderstanding about civil rights for every disability, for victims of crime, discrimination, poverty, censure ... Do we all share equal rights? Together, with cooperation, open minds and open hearts, let's reach out to each other- mindfulness, mindfulness
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