Are the criminally mentally ill killing America?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 2:34
- Date Feb 5, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Fox News alert to stand -- in that Alabama bunker is over the five year old boy named Ethan is free and the suspect is dead authorities believe.
Is that what's killing America Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior joins us live.
Five Jimmie Lee dykes this morning is dead he's the guy who took the kid hostage the and this has been at the bit of pattern and let's look at the people that have been responsible.
For murder in this country of the the last few months.
You look at this litany of death around the country and mental illness appears to have played a part in each and every one of these.
Of these issues and we've got to come to terms with -- the we've got to come to terms and no way that this service to the Second Amendment and our constitutional rights but the same time or reality check.
A lot of people hate guns every time there's a murder involving a mentally ill person saying.
-- -- let's cut the guns out let's shut down as much does that again the president right let's shut -- down at the same time a lot of us who.
Understand the importance of the Second Amendment say OK well you know.
This can't be prevented this is -- not these things happen.
That's not a good enough excuse anymore in American -- -- there needs to be on the national bases in understanding what we do.
-- to preserve people's rights and turned to lawfully owning firearms are one of the same time making sure that insane people people who are disturbed.
People let histories.
Of menacing people in the past as Jane Lee -- did -- let history of brandishing firearms as Jimmie Lee dykstra is.
Doesn't get in a position that can hurt children like Ethan.
We almost in my view had a second new -- as a result of this.
Down in Alabama by the grace of god.
More children were not killed.
Or hurt or other adults were not hurt but in the end game -- life on that bus to prevent mayhem to prevent mass murder.
So we need to look quickly.
At the issue of mental illness and America and say listen we can do something.
About it if you're crazy -- you shouldn't have a firearm and I don't think the NRA or.
Anybody else believes that -- should take any position that -- anyone else to believe or that they believe that because you know what Peter that it looks like from what we heard heard the writing was on the wall about that he and his mother said to the police don't kill this man he's sick.
He had to be killed in the end by the FBI and did an incredible job.
But we shouldn't be put in this position because we won't deal.
With the issue of mental -- -- we must.
Beginning today it's a much analysis OK it's -- Peter thank you.