The claim seems a bit overblown, like the amount of college rapes. One has to ask why the left would make such a claim, and you would get your answer.
They want to take guns away from dementia patients. If successful, expect the definition of dementia to include “right-wing.”
Manufactured crisis alert::::::::::::::::::>>>>
‘I can’t imagine living without guns.’ For some, dementia is forcing that choice.
With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help. “My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Oregon, groaned on the May 16, 2015, call. “In the stomach, and he can’t talk, please …”
Less than 4 feet away, Hill’s husband, Darrell Hill, a former local police chief and two-term county sheriff, sat in his wheelchair with a discharged Glock handgun on the table in front of him, unaware he’d nearly killed his wife of almost 57 years.
The 76-year-old lawman had been diagnosed two years earlier with a form of rapidly progressive dementia, a disease that quickly stripped him of reasoning and memory.
You see where this is going, no? -bfh
From news reports, court records, hospital data and public death records, the investigation found 15 homicides and more than 95 suicides since 2012, although there are likely many more. The shooters often acted during bouts of confusion, paranoia, delusion or aggression — common symptoms of dementia.
They killed people closest to them — their caretaker, wife, son or daughter. They shot at people they happened to encounter — a postal worker, a police officer, a train conductor. At least four men with dementia who brandished guns were fatally shot by police. In cases where charges were brought, many assailants were deemed incompetent to stand trial.
ht/ jd hasty