Mentally disturbed is the PC way of saying crazy. Which is going to ruin future cover versions of Patsy Cline's and Britney Spears hit songs both named "Crazy". So the front page of the State newspaper talks about a woman named Alice Boland who was arrested in Charleston earlier this month after she went to Ashley Hall and attempted to shoot 2 staff members.
She is being held on $900,000 bond but is also trying get help suing the gun manufacturer because she claims the gun didn't work. Charleston police have confirmed that the gun in fact works fine she hadn't loaded the Taurus PT22 magazine properly.
She stood outside the gate of the school while the employees took the kids back inside the school and called police. Officers arrived and found Alice still trying to get the gun to fire. They told her to drop the gun and get on the ground. She did, and then asked police if they wanted her to do some push-ups. The woman is clearly cra...mentally disturbed.
But that should have been public knowledge after she was arrested in 2005 for telling a Canadian customs agent "get me a gun so I can kill you. First I'll go shoot George Bush and then come back here and shoot all of you a--holes". But she wasn't arrested right then. Somehow they let her continue on her way to her parents home in Beaufort SC. 12 days later Secret Service interviewed her about the incident and she told them "Hell yeah I'd shoot the President! If I had a gun I would shoot you too!.I’ll go to Washington and I’ll shoot him dead and if you getin my way, I’ll shoot you too. ...I’ll go wherever he is and find him and kill him. I’ll kill Senator (Robert) Byrd and Senator (Hillary) Clinton and all those people and think nothing of it". Secret Service was not as forgiving as the custom officials and immediatly took her in to custody.
The doctors report to the court showed Alice suffers from a severe chronic mental illness,specifically schizophrenia, and that her prognosis remains poor. It further finds Boland was legally insane at the time of the offense, a substantial risk to others, and requires care and treatment in a suitable psychiatric facility. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Can they still use that word? Seems a bit harsh. How about not guilty by reason of lack of soundness.
Now the big question is how does a person who is found to be insane in SC, buy a gun on February 1st in Walterboro SC and according to the ATF; There was nothing illegal about the transaction.The arms dealer properly followed procedures. Alice Boland also answered all the questions properly". I guess the question has a judge ever declared you insane wasn't on there. But more importantly why is it when they do background checks that valuable lil nugget of info didn't pop up? According to SC Attorney General Alan Wilson it's because SC is one of 6 states with no laws limiting the mentally ill from purchasing a firearm "in certain circumstances". I sure would like to know what the circumstances would be where society says lets give ol loony a loaded weapon?
Senator Lindsey Graham said last week he is proposing a new law that would prohibit anyone who has ever pled not guilty by reason of insanity from ever owning a weapon. That's got to be the no duh legislation of the year. They themselves have said they are insane so we don't need to argue with them about it.
On Tuesday Attorney General Wilson will join Republican's Eddie Tallon and Rick Quinn in introducing a new bill that will also attempt to prevent people who are insane from owning weapons. Will there people who claim that any legislation is attack on the 2nd amendment? I'm sure. But even the staunchest of supporters would have to admit that "a well regulated militia" doesn't have room for someone who declares themselves innocent by reason of insanity.
Now let's try to image Norah Jones redoing this beautiful cover of Patsy Cline with the lyrics Mentally Disturbed".