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Unfortunately, a lot of the people who are against gun control are also often against helping people with special needs- financially or otherwise. They would rather throw people in jail than pay for therapy, etc. I am very sorry to disagree with this statement - I have not known of a pro-gun individual that is against helping people with disabilities. This situation is quite different. Even if there was absolute evidence pointing to prior conditions that existed - the fact is he was in a University. He wasn't in High School or a Middle School. He was in an institution of Higher Education. Up to that point he was able to function in Society. He had been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness that cause those who dealt with him to think he was a danger to himself and others. Unfortunately the "feel Good" legal system did not respond in away that would have insured he get the depth of treatment he needed. This is all rather a mute point, now. Perhaps we as a society can wake up and leave off with some of the "Politically Correct" BS that has been put forth - and become more aware of the potential problems of ignoring issues with people having his sort of problems. The mentally handicapped and physically handicapped are a totally different issue and we must continue working to facilitate and encourage their participation in our society. I can not truthfully say I know what you are dealing with regarding your children. I can tell you that your struggles are not unique in the area of Autism. Hopefully, as more research is done and educators become more competent, progress will be made. My daughter in law teaches special ed and has done a lot of training - on her own - and requests students who are autistic. She has had some successes and some that simply haven't responded.