Obama Proposals Mirror Ignored Bush Plan


Following Seung-Hui Cho’s 2007 shooting spree at Virginia Tech, President George W. Bush put forth mental health proposals aimed at identifying and treating people who might have the propensity for such heinous crimes–people like Adam Lanza. However, Bush’s proposals were never acted upon.

Now, Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Michael Burgess (R-TX), are asking what happened to those recommendations.

Moreover, each of them has noticed that the mental health recommendations recently put forth by President Obama bear a striking resemblance to what Bush previously suggested: “Some of the recommendations made in the report following Virginia Tech appear to be similar to proposals that were presented by the President on January 16, 2013, after the Newtown tragedy.”



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