Now Jess you see why I didnt want to get started? lol I apologize for all the mis spells and typos, you guys know I have a form of a migraine 24/7 and sometimes I cant get the words from the brain to the mouth or fingers.
Anyway, I had to hit submit to see what I had even written.
I too want to thank Matt for his comments.
I am bipolar and own a gun. I have bought and inherited. I have never commited a crime so there for my back ground check was clean. This is where the mental- meets-crime tricky. If I were to go off of my meds, typically as we all know, a BP does things that hurts ones self, not others. Other mental illnesses as we know does lead to such when off meds. Wasnt it about 2 yrs ago there was that stand off in NY w a schitzo pt went off his meds? it closed down a major intersection etc etc and a gun was involved, but thank God no one was hurt. At one time I was off my meds, I did some things I never did before and never would again. At NO point though, did I think to intentionally hurt anyone in any form. period. It all effected me.
The confusion is, something many still cant accept is that there are Evil ppl in this world. Not mental, down right evil and there are no meds or help that can change that, sadly.
Another confusion is crime in general, gang crime etc versus massacres. I personally do not think mega mags and assault weapons should be legal. The Mother of the shooter at Sandy, had done everything legally in that state, she had even taught her kids right from wrong with safety and weapons. I have only heard speculations as to what was 'wrong' with the shooter. I dont think it was ever pinned down as to what his mental desease was or if he had been treated for one?.?.
The Virginia shooting was pure disregard for taking care of a mentally ill person. ALL of the signs were there and had been witnessed by friends, school employees and the guy's family, yet no one, none of them took time to try to help him. Thats a sad situation all the way around and one you would think people could learn from, but I doubt it. Then to top it off, he was able to buy weapons as easily as buying a 6 pack of beer. sigh
The blantant killing in Elora, i dont know guys, that might be one of the 'evil'. I do know this, bp or not, as a human I think if i had been a first responder and had the opportunity to take him out, I would have. The second he was confronted with gun and he put down his weapo...bamm.. that was Proof!! ....that he knew right from wrong, so how does he get the 'mental' plea eh?
Hahahaha re the chicken comment, you do know me well eh?
That is so awesome that you have all that talent re journalism, but I do understand and agree with what you mean regarding the down side to it/media in general.
Soooooooooo here's my take. Mental: I thought that it was already an obligation of a psychiatrist to report someone who directly states they are going to harm a person or ppl? Its one thing for a pt who says 'sometimes I could just strangle that man" versus "I bought a gun and want to shoot that man". This is a psy's training, they can tell (hopefully) the difference between venting and true intent.
Yes there should be universal medical database in hospitals or that doctors even have a right to. How many ppl dont tell the drs the truth in order to get pain killers for fun; forget to tell their dr's something that could be very pertinent to their care; lie in general, etc etc. For all patients, not just mental, I think its in the best interest that the docs are on the same page. Also, as Melly mentioned it makes an emerg/hospital visit sooooooo much easier!
2nd Amendment For those already who have posted, you know that I was born an American & am now a Canadian, dual citizenship. I was raised around guns and me, and most ppl I know have 1 handgun and 1 rifle either for hunting and/or protection. I fully support that "right". Let's be honest though, the world is not what it is today when the 2nd was written. There were not high powered assault weapons available on the internet. btw Why is any weapon available for purchase via internet??? Also, if we put all of our 'reasons' on the constitution, remember, these men HUNG horse theives. So I dont think they intended for a person who kidnaps a child, abuses, molests them to be able to use 'insanity' as a plea. If you hurt a child like that then hell yes you are CRAZY. not insane. crazy and deserve what a horse thief would get at the time of the signing of the constitution.
Guns 1. Most importantly the laws, whatever they are, should be a blanket all the way across the country or it will never work. 2. Complete background check, thats a no brainer. 3. 30 day waiting period. That will eliminate those who buy in the 'heat' of the moment to cause harm. What a diff that may have made w the virginia shooting eh? 4. Registration, re-registration every 3 years. How is it so many 'honest' people can say 'oh i lost it but never reported it' ???? who just loses a gun? smfh 5. Sorry in advance to anyone who owns an assault weapon. but the title says it all. Its not called a 'protection weapon" for a reason. I dont want one in my house, someone breaks in and i go mad w an assault weapon, whatever is left in the house is going to be useless cause I myself just blew it to pieces lol
A lot would say well this only makes it harder for honest people. It may cause a little more effort, but in the long run it will make the enforcement of illeagel guns so so much easier. NOW, enforce the laws already on the books. If you take a gun to rob a store and kill so one, 'i didnt mean for it to go off' is not a defence. You brought it. period. Tighten punishment for the bad guys when they are caught versus a hand slap. Again though, it should be a blanket punishment. Sure would cut down on the time wasted in the courts.
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