The Oregonian: Oregon gun store owner tried to block troubled woman from buying gun | OregonLive.com This is an indictment of our non-existent mental health care system. If our mental health care system wasn't purposely broken this woman would have been involuntarily committed by her family or law enforcement. She should have been under close, inpatient supervision, not let out on the streets to care for herself. She was obviously incapable of caring for herself, and she was obviously a danger to herself, if not others. It's not the fault of firearm availability. It's the fault of a misplaced sense of "justice" for mental patients, and a crass and cynical concern for balancing state budgets.