I'm all for it. People that want to own a gun should have to pass the same
psycolgical batteries of tests that police officers do.
MR, you start off fairly benign..but then you display your distorted view of
goverment.."Government tells us that we are incapable of making decisions
without them first passing laws that restrict what we are allowed to do."
You know the original government in the US was simply a collected response to
the circumstances/needs of the time. It was done pretty well, establishing
basic principles and tenets and recognizing that the needs may change (thanks to
Hamilton). Todays government is simply a collected response to the needs of our
times. We obviously don't always get it right..the founding fathers
didn't get it exactly right either. However, your belief that the governing
principles of our society should be enforced using the circumstances/needs of
1776 rather than the circumstances/needs of 2012 is really conter productive.
The government is not our enemy it's our response to the
needs/circumstances of today. Our world is complicated and
interdependent..therefore our government is complicated and interdependent. I
would expect that it is really frustrating trying to interpret a tecnicolor
world in black and white terms.
Our Republican representatives, especially Chaffetz, are in the media these days
deflecting gun control from the discussion by saying we need to focus on mental
illness. Of course mental illnes is part of it. But are they willing to add
assistance to the mentally ill to the social programs they are so eager to cut
before we go over the fiscal cliff? If not, then it is what it is - deflection.
Let's not put a "cause" on the murders that occurred until we have
all the facts. Let's first look at "principles" and
then see which principles are being followed and which are being ignored.Our creator told us to treat each other as we would be treated. That
"principle" was ignored.Our creator told us that those who
offend a child would be better off if they had never been born. That
"principle" was ignored.Our creator told us that we would be
free to make every decision in our lives without his interference. Government
tells us that we are incapable of making decisions without them first passing
laws that restrict what we are allowed to do. That principle is being
ignored.As long as we ignore the basic principles that should govern
our lives and them make up laws to restrict us, we will never solve any
problems.Agency is inherently dangerous, but God gave us parents to
teach us and leaders, who, if listened to, would keep us from deviating too far
from the proper path. Ignoring parents and leaders lets those who rebel cause
great harm.Let's listen before acting. God is always right.
Where is the Obama initiative on mental illness?? Perhaps that will be lumped in
with his gun-ban bill?
Please don’t let the investigation into the Sandy Hook killings get dead
ended into an assumption that it was merely mental illness. Sometimes people kill because of hate, anger, jealousy, and even love when
they are overcome with rage. Perhaps most of us have experienced rage at one
time or another. And even though it may be called temporary insanity, it
probable cannot be predicted or detected in advance. Our psyche is
blasted daily by the hate, anger and fear of the political agendas of
politicians and the media. Perhaps we are being conditioned to explode. Then there’s the other things we take into our bodies, not
necessarily illegal drugs, but all sorts of chemicals in our food and even the
air we breath.
Mental illness has always been around.Sadder still, the severely mentally
ill have always committed suicide.but for 6,000 years is was
"I'm no good", "I'm going kill myself".And they
would silently, passively - do the deed via drowning, hanging, jumping off a
cliff, poisoning, ect.What's changed in the last 20 years is
the use of SRRI medications.While some of these people may already
feel like innocent sufering victims in their own situation and may already
be prone to hurting themselves, Finally and Saddest of them all is
-- what theses meds can produce is a twisted adverse reaction by inducing
added thoughts with a desire of wanting to harm as many OTHER innocent
victims and make them suffer with them before they end it all themselves.One needs to only look at the time table, the pattern, and
the common denominators.That's why the FDA requuires a black
box warning label on all the boxes.
The first place to start is definitely not a Republican or Democrat politician
with an 'answer'.
Students who go into social service and mental health fields are told their
degrees are worthless,and not worth having. Legislators question
whether the preparatory bachelor’s degrees should be offered.The
numbers of positions in mental health field are being cut.Many students
are not willing to pay for a masters, or doctorate degree; and then make the
same money as someone with a bachelors; or high school diploma.If we do
not fund treatment for the mentally ill: then the mentally ill will be