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Any white cop will tell you it does. You can’t predict how a Black will act, they’re just weird, so you must detain him first to protect your own safety… and only then, determine if they’ve ever committed a crime…
And no, you don’t have to do that to white people they tell you….
This brought to mind something quite weird…
Have you ever seen a Black guy walk through an all white neighborhood? All the white people stare at him… No one says “hey, yo, what’s up bro? How you feelin’ today?” The phones ring behind closed curtains as old lady calls old lady… “Better be careful out there, there’s a black guy loose”… It’s like: put one black guy on the street and everyone gets panicky…
This is fact. You don’t see that in all-black neighborhoods… When a lone white guy walks down Spruce Street in Wilmington, everyone out on their stoops, calls out to him… Kids run up, “hey, Mister.” Old folks holler from their porches… “Hot enough for you out there?” Black men on the corner all say, “hey, what’s happenin’, bro?”… The atmosphere is a community oriented around love and they open up their hearts (providing you aren’t police)… But it is fact: when a white guy walks down a Black neighborhood street, everyone doesn’t assume he is there to commit crime… But that is EXACTLY what goes on in white neighborhoods…..
Why is that? Why do whites as a rule get all uppity around blacks, but blacks don’t around whites?
The phenomena which is very prevalent, gives credence to all those cops killing black men because of their skin color… Their fear of the black man is innate. That “I’d better shoot first or he’ll kill me” attitude causes all of them to respond to fear in a crises and not with ones head…
And this is embarrassing for most white people to acknowledge but they do admit it. They may not have racist bone in their body, but they KNOW, their community is very scared of black people… Whereas black communities will invite white strangers into to a home BBQ if one is going on… ( especially if they bring booze).
And if you come from that mentality of instinctive fear, you are going to make the assumption that guy is going to kill you first and ask questions later; “Ka Pow”… no questions needed now…
How do you diffuse this?
I believe you can ratchet things downward by asking someone to explain how a gene affecting pigment in your skin makes anyone more dangerous than someone lacking that gene…
I think if we all apply science to this problem and realize that it is just a gene that makes skin dark; no gene is going to make someone kill you first before you have time to assess the threat… any more than the lack of that pigment gene is going to make them kill you first… Pigment has nothing to do with wanting to kill, it’s there to protect skin from excessive sun… Otherwise white people would be locking up freckled Irish, out of fear over what might happen… “THEY HAVE DARK SPOTS ON THEIR SKIN!!! ”
Our race problem is strictly based on myths we carry from our childhoods. Like Black people are dangerous; … Or white people are always nice to each other and always respect authority… of course neither are true… What is true is that most people do respect authority out of self preservation; a learned trait it comes from their experience in life, not a pigmentizing gene.
When we collectively come to the realization that race is arbitrarily decided by skin color, (it could be eye color, or foot size) then we will have overcome its influence… I know such success is kind of hard to accomplish when you have one major party’s Presidential candidate saying the exact opposite…
But if you were a white cop, and upon walking up to a car see it’s a black person and right then, take a deep breath and pretend its a white person like your Uncle Joe, then the tension with which you approach that car, is the same as if you approached some white old man with freckles… The person in that car, who’s apprehensive and afraid you are going to go berserk as in those videos, all because he was driving while black, relaxes and diffuses as well for he looks at you as a black cop, same skin color as him…
If every cop did this exercise upon approaching a suspect or someone pulled over, we just might get along a little better…
Research has proven that blacks do get treated more meanly than any other race… We have that data… They are indeed roughed up a lot more than any other race…
The severity seems to be white peoples’ fault; those same white people who freak out every time a black person strolls through their neighborhood and whisper: “what’s he doing here?”
Why is this happening I hear as the news is announced. Social Media explodes with “what is this world coming to…”
The answer is that the world is no different than it ever was… Except that today, it is just awash in guns thanks to the NRA….
The NRA’s campaign of madness drove everyone to buy a gun. Whether mentally stable or not…they now have guns and are itching to use them… Seeing a cop kill someone needlessly on YouTube, is a good reason as any….
Extreme passions will always exist. But the caliber of weapons in their hands, don’t have to.. WE chose to allow that, and now, finally, it is our policemen who are dying for it…
Ban guns like Australia, and let’s fight with bows and arrows instead… Though crimes of passion may remain, our death toll will go down and that is what we all want..
Right now, I don’t think anyone cares about the 2nd Amendment anymore… Do you know of anyone out there saying these dead policemen are just the collateral damage for keeping our rights? (That is exactly what Wayne LaPierre said of dead blacks; wonder what’s different about “dead policemen”?)
Let me explain the rational behind actively banning all guns…. If you say nothing and the gun owners scream 2nd Amendment rights, nothing will change; guns stay the same… And the exact opposite would occur if you scream BAN ALL GUNS and the NRA stays silent, which is why gun laws do get passed in crime ridden inner cities….So what has to happen is that you work to ban all guns, yet are willing to accept any compromise that allows some to remain safely in hands of people who will never use them in anger… If it appears that having guns banned is really about to happen, the NRA will modify their stance into a compromising position, instead of losing the right for anyone to own a gun forever.
We will have success, in fact both sides will win… But that achievement can ONLY happen if political pressure far great than the NRA’s, lines up to BAN ALL GUNS…..
Saying you want all guns banned is not really to ban all guns….. but to make the NRA believe it is about to happen so they un-harden their hearts and compromise….
On one hand you proclaim noisily that you want to ban all guns, and with the other you craft legislation that compromises your principles and allows some guns, but puts restrictions strong enough to keep guns out of the hands of all but the most trustworthy of collectors…
Instead of posting on social media you stand with the blue, like and share, you should be protecting the blue from being shot by posting you are against all guns… Get it? ALL GUNS…. (but really you aren’t: wink, wink)….
The NRA is a mess. Silent over cops killed in Dallas, it took media outrage before they could issue a statement. They still at this writing, are silent over the slaughter of innocent people profiled by the police due to race then killed for legally carrying an weapon….
Here is why? They’ve been caught up in their lies….
Lie Refresher Course 101
- If everyone carries a gun, we are all safer.
- Guns don’t kill people, People do.
- The reason there is so much crime is that there are too few guns on the street.
- If everyone has a gun, there is no crime
- All people are safer when everyone carries their gun out in the open.
- We don’t need training on how to shoot guns, just just need more gun purchases.
- The 2nd Amendment is there to make us safer.
- The more people who have guns, the fewer are those who die.
- The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun……
That’s enough for now? If you think of some more catchy sayings my memory slipped past, add them below…
Now that we have changed our gun laws to make guns available to all, each new year we set new records on number of police killed by gunfire, number of innocent civilians killed by cops, number of mass murders, number of deaths in Wilmington’s streets, number of children killed by gun, number of toddlers committing murder, number of blacks killed by racists, number of Hispanics dying by gunfire, so much so… that the leading cause of non-medical death comes out of a gun’s muzzle….
The leading cause of pre-mature death is gun violence…*
The leading cause of pre-mature death is gun violence…
The leading cause of pre-mature death is gun violence….
Stuff that in your holster NRA… We did not get safer streets. We got more dangerous streets. We did not get safer traffic stops, we got more dangerous traffic stops. We did not get fewer mass murder, we got more mass murders. We did not get fewer deadly gun accidents, we got more deadly gun accidents…
IN EVERY SINGLE PROMISE (LIE) WE GOT THE EXACT OPPOSITE……
Think about that…. Every single promise (lie)…..
Now think about this:
Where would all these figures if we’d only allowed gun collectors to own guns? Or placed some other more stringent safeguards upon gun ownership?
How many cops now dead, would still be alive?
How many innocent black civilians now dead, would still be alive?
How many children now dead, would still be alive?
How many Americans now dead, would still be alive?
It is very simple when you stop looking at little factlets and look at the over all picture….
IF YOU LIMIT GUNS, YOU LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GUNS KILL………
Everything spewed out of the NRA is bullshit.
If you do want guns to continue to be part of America’s culture, I suggest you disavow all connections to the NRA and join the Pink Pistols.
First, they are a gun ownership advocacy. They are not sidetracked by all the 2nd Amendment bullshit… Flat out, their motto is that responsible people should be allowed to own guns for their self protection. Notice, their emphasis on the word…”responsible”….
Second, they are not “revenue driven”.. You can’t even give them a donations.. From their Constitution, here is how they put it….
We do not take donations. Consider donating to your favorite charity, or taking a non-shooter to the range and showing them what it’s all about.
Third they are open to all. If you are anyone who is not balding, white, overweight, fat, stupid, arrogant, pig headed, and prejudiced, and would feel very uncomfortable among the NRA of crazy loons arguing for citizen’s military takeover of all government functions, the Pink Pistols is geared to you….
To the rest of you normal people? Stop paying the NRA and join here… Sometimes people just scream so much you ignore them… that’s the NRA… Right now IS the best time to leave and if you want to own a gun and are new to the process, you will find much better help and advice from the Pink Pistols, than you ever could from the NRA…
Trust me.. If you want to be a responsible citizen, and own a responsible gun, and be associated with responsible people who love humanity and don’t seem to hate it, then you really should join the Pink Pistols…
Bottom line, you don’t have to be crazy to own a gun…. You can be normal and own a gun with help through the Pink Pistols and completely ignore the craziness rampant top-down from the NRA…. Instead the Pink Pistols will guide you on what to buy, where to practice, where to meet, proper rules and etiquette for carrying a concealed weapon.
And they will never, ever, make fun of you or talk about you behind your back, for what little you know about firearms…
You want a gun, but hated the NRA?
You have options now.
This headline says everything…..
There is no argument. There is no need to defend the Second Amendment. There is no convincing required… That has been done and we are still not safe. All we need is for people to start acting…
You need to get off your ass and do something about this now…
“Oh…… this is terrible….. somebody, somewhere, somehow, someway, sometime soon, should do something to stop this……”
You, …………….. need to do something to stop this…..
Otherwise, it continues solely because it is not a big enough problem to warrant your concern….
There is so much you can do…. Put every representative you have, on speed dial….. and leave a 2 second message… Every day… or more than once every day…
Call Rick Jensen and tell him he is personally responsible for 50 deaths in Orlando….. Then tell him you are too busy to listen to his silly arguments…. Ask him….. “Are we safe yet?” “No? ” “Then we still need to do something and you sir, are in the way of it getting done….”
Whenever you see a gun nut on social media, call him out for being the little baby he or she is…. Waaaaaaaaahhhhh….
Show up at every anti-gun rally you can find……
Because you are not alone… Everyone feels it and there are people out there who are the problem… That is all it is… THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE THE PROBLEM…. We could have fixed this along time ago but they cried like little babies and you caved in to their shopping center tantrum…..
What kind of parent are you, anyways?
If you DON’T do anything… and I mean you… If YOU don’t do anything this time… it is going to go on… because it has the inertia behind it….
Only with a counteracting force, can it be stopped…. You sit this out, there is no countering acting force….
WE have argued this back and forth for 5 years.. Now we need to take the first step and do something… No, not the last step, like ban guns forever… Like a visiting another galaxy, we will never get there… We need to shoot for the moon.
We can do that…..
- Guns don’t kill people which is why the government could save a lot of money sending soldiers into battle unarmed. Soldiers will always find ways to kill the enemy with or without guns. Guns are just inanimate objects.
- Though firearms are inanimate objects and therefore can’t kill people on their own, they do have magical powers to protect people against political tyranny.
- Guns are the sole protection against political tyranny. Private ownership of guns was very common in Iraq while Saddam Hussein was in power. Guns are the reason the Iraqi people have enjoyed so much more freedom than people in England where guns have been banned.
- There is always less crime when we make it easier for criminals to obtain guns.
- The best way to control misuse of guns is to enforce our current old gun laws already on the books, which why it so important to immediately rush new legislation which restrict and abolish those law enforcement agencies responsible for enforcing them.
- Children are always much safer if they have easy access to loaded guns
- Cars, like guns, don’t kill people either; people kill people. That’s why the NRA is calling for a gun’s equivalent of stop signs and speed limits, to be abolished.
- Gun violence is just the “collateral damage” of having more “freedom”. The “Liberal Media” simply and steadfastly refuses to ask families who’ve suffered gun violence to verify this.
- After the passage of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, all gun crime went down in the all those states that didn’t previously ban assault weapons. That’s why the ban was ineffective.
- Protecting the gun industry from lawsuits has been one of the main priorities of the NRA . All know that criminal gun dealers who sell firearms to child killers are have and always will be, model citizens.
- Finally, since criminals never obey laws anyway, laws are not necessary. Being pointless and restrictive, they just create havoc for all the non-criminals.
For years the gun lobby has used the superior logic of all the above, to make guns easily available in the United States of America; it is pointless to go against the powerful NRA…. As we can see from all of the above, they are the experts of logic.
Three years from the aftermath of an unprecedented expression of suppressed anger, one that was so irrational none of us could comprehend how anyone could have stooped so low, today we now have one similar episode… EVERY SINGLE DAMN DAY OF THE YEAR…
Today is December 3. It is the 337th day of the year… As of yesterday, depending upon who is doing the counting we have had 345-355 “mass” shootings in the United States THIS YEAR… More than one per day. This is above and beyond the normal killings. Criminal, domestic abuse, accidental, malfeasance. This number strictly represents people who plan to kill large numbers of fellow human beings and prepare for it well accumulating military style equipment, then go out and do it…
Let that sink in… Every day we have a potential Sandy Hook, a potential San Bernardino, that due to other circumstances did not have as high a body-count or shock effect as did these two in children’s areas.. But in each daily episode, at least 4 die classifying it as a “mass killing”… Every damn day.
In 11 days from today, we hit the 3rd Anniversary of Sandy Hook… Obviously gun control in America is headed in the wrong direction…
The HUGE problem, the elephant in the room, is the NRA… A group that solicits donations from large numbers of Americans who own guns, and then uses those to buy off lawmakers or threaten them with caustic ads to submit and let gun owner run rampant over the Constitutional rights of everyone else… especially small children who get dropped off in previously thought safe havens by their parents…
There are a lot more people who are not in the NRA than who are in the NRA. They too are a huge problem.. The NRA is only 1% of us (3.15 million)… Which means 99% of us (315 million) are letting them get by with murder.
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(Count them. There are 345: one for every mass shooting this year in the USA….)
No one is going to argue that we need to get rid of guns.. But 99% of us should acknowledge that the biggest player at the table is not budging on this issue.
For self survival, the NRA needs to come up with their own solution and push it through Congress. The fact they have not, speaks volumes. (They defined mass killings as the collateral damage to having the right to bear arms.)
Seriously. Collateral damage needs to affect the NRA and it needs to come from the other 99% of American citizens who don’t give a damn about the Constitutional right to bear arms; they just want these insane killings over nothing, to stop. They have the power to change it. They have the power through their vote, to put people into office WHO WILL NOT LISTEN… to the NRA…
If you haven’t gone on your social media page and blasted the NRA after this and every past massacre, the real problem is you. You, the coward, are the true problem as to why every day, another 4 people have to die..
“Oh pshaw, I don’t want to look too political”, you may say.. Or “I don’t want to piss off business associates or customers who might own guns”, you may counter. Both are noble reasons. But it seems that you don’t have the same reticence of expressing yourselves politically when it comes to whether or not to allow Syrians into the USA?
The bottom line is you are political just by living here. It’s your responsibility. If you want the killings to stop you have to overpower those who don’t want killings to stop, ie the NRA.. There are 99 or more of you for everyone of them. This small splinter of society, is the reason you must fear your time will come due while Christmas shopping.
If anyone looked up the true meaning of aiding and abetting the enemy, the NRA as an organization would land right in the center of that definition. They are America’s biggest threat; our most dangerous terrorist organization. They assist in promoting terror. Real terror; not the fake kind threatened by beheaders in the Syrian desert.
It is time everyone attacks them on their social media and either argumentatively (if you are dealing with an asshole), or gently (if you are dealing with a reasonable person), demand everyone pressure the NRA organizational leadership to come up with the one workable solution…
The easiest way to stop this extraordinary high rate of mass killings is simple: keep guns out of the hands of potential mass killers… So easy. Just do it…. Everyone else can have guns, if you are safe, no one really cares.. but guns to mass killers need to stop and anyone still a member of the NRA who does not write their leadership and demand they offer the final solution, is the problem…
Pure and simple. If they take too long, the 99% of us who are not NRA members, need impose serious safeguards on access to all their guns… WE don’t care how much they cry.. Boo, hoo, hoo. They had their chance and pissed it into the wind.
Just fix it.
Florida and Missouri…
When was the last national murder outrage in a Democratic state? I think it was in the Republican enclave of LA, with Rodney King, in the otherwise Democratic state of California….
But I don’t know of any in New York. Vermont… Massachusetts…. Rhode Island…. Minnesota…. It always seems to take place in states that have lots and lots of Republicans…. like Missouri… and Florida…..
I don’t mean to cast disparagement upon all Republicans, but this is a puzzling conundrum… Why is it only Republican states that exist in such a state of dysfunction, that when someone murders a black, they get away with no criminal charges?
I think several generalities apply.
One, Republicans are just plain scared of black people. “Don’t get out of your car till he passes”..
Two, Republican philosophy stresses individuality as well as that a government’s rules and regulations should not apply to people and that everyone already in power should be allowed to do whatever it is they wish, because they are the “true” Americans and have a little flag patch on their upper sleeve to prove it….
Three, Republicans believe that having a gun, means killing something… What’s the point of being a policemen (or self-appointed vigilante) if you can’t kill your fellow human beings the Republican mentality goes. We saw it in Florida’s legislature. They throughly enjoyed and almost could not contain their rapture that their law, allowed for the public elimination of a black person. Almost it seemed that any means available to legally kill black people, especially if it gets around that inconvenient(to them) law that says, black people are equal to whites and deserve the same protections,… is something good….
Four, Republicans honestly feel blacks are not people… “Those darky things, over there..” they say. Republicans unlike Democrats, do not see blacks as their fellow brothers or sisters from a different mother…
Five, Republicans have an inflated sense of their own importance. If they tell you to stop, and you do, it gives them the right to shoot you dead… Sort of as in, “I’m SOOOOOOOOO IMPORTANT… I AM THE OMNIPOTENT AND CAN KILL PEOPLE WITH IMPUNITY. BUT IF I KILL WHITE PEOPLE, SOMEONE WILL BE MAD. HEY! BLACK PEOPLE DON’T MATTER. CAUSE ROMNEY, SAID SO…
I’ll stop there. Now keep in mind, not all Republicans feel that way. Chris Christie, for example, would agree exactly with everything I said, if he was talking about a fringe of his party… Because they are a fringe. Just like those clowns at Bundy’s ranch, those people who were too insane for mental internment so we gave them guns and banished them to a desert…. So I think all (even Republicans) can agree. It is this fringe that keeps biting all good Republicans in the ass… And we have to wonder why?
I think we can see the answer right here in Charlie Copeland, who is in charge of trying to mend a party that was shattered into single atoms, back into a viable political entity… In order to have any numbers promoting his self-respect, he has to cater to the fringe: those outlandish impostors who think they alone are a gift to all under-aged women… In Delaware, the far right fringe eliminated all viable Republicans from power. I believe that in other states, which due to their geography may be less Democratic, one encounters far more fringe elements and therefore, the party must due to their numbers, cater to their episodes of psychological dysfunction….
This allows the fringe to think they can act with impunity, and if they want to shoot a black person… what the heck. no one cares… stupid fool happened to show up while I was here… Oh look, he’s stopped running away and is putting his hands up? Good, let me get closer. Ok, he’s only 5 feet away, I can hit that. Let me empty this clip into his freaking big head… Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow. Pow… Ewww wow, neat “O”.. did you see how his head exploded with each hit and all that blood and meat shot everywhere… Cool… Wonder if there is another one I can still shoot?…
And that is my theory on why, white cops shooting underage black children, can only occur in states run by Republicans… Because there is no consequence. If you only said… the next black child who gets killed by a white police man, will cause all handguns, assault rifles, and miniature cannons to become illegal in the state of Missouri or Florida, then such incidents simply would never happen. For there would be real consequences then…. If in your capacity as a police officer you accidentally shot and killed a black child, the NRA would have you dead before the sun rose the next day.
Has the Republican Party truly gone so far out on a limb, that they are truly advocating the right of the insane to keep guns trumps the right of a child to live?
I simply have to wonder. Why would anyone ever, ever, ever, ever, ever in this lifetime, after living these past 4 years, ever again vote for a Republican? Perhaps because they really don’t know? Your duty is to tell them.
Those in favor of gun control, that is putting responsible limits on who can own weapons, out raised campaign donations for the first time, far, far more than those nuts who think criminals, mentally insane, and everyone else should wear their guns openly and engage in gun battles at the OK corral….
Three fourths of the NRA’s PAC money was donated by self defense corporations like Smith Wesson, Glock, and Remington, in order to promote brand loyalty inside the cult group often known by its other name: the National Rifle Association even though it has very little to do these days with rifle safety. Today. this organization’s primary concern is putting military hardware and concealed handguns into the hands of every possible citizen, and to use television to encourage even minor disputes to be now be settled by open street or in home warfare…..
The Gun Squirrels on the other hand, raised most of their money from moms and pops who were against gun violence. They donated for their children’s sake. Their average donation was under $53 dollars…. They got more.
Prior to the Newtown shooting…. the gun lobby had out-raised gun control by as much as 100 to 1…. Politically this new found wealth has stopped the threat of the NRA and has rendered all their current bluster and threats, toothless….. In special elections since 2012, by a ratio of 5 to 1, Gun Squirrels have beaten the pants off the gun nuts….
This is a good thing…. Even though our politicians are rather spineless, and cow before a rabid foaming bunch of erectile dysfunctionites, even to the point of cheering for a senile Mitch McConnell holding a rifle up over his head (they made sure it was unloaded before giving it to him) as he addresses the CPAC crazies, normal moms and pops have turned the corner and are realizing that if they want their their children to live safe lives… they need to buy back their dirty politicians…
So they raised more….
Please help: Here is Gabby Gifford’s organization: Americans for Responsible Solutions…. Give a sigh of relief, relax, and give a tiny amount as have millions of other normal Americans intent on ridding ourselves of the gun lobby forever… It should be a word of encouragement to us all, to remember that MADD, who remained steadfast against what once appeared to be almost unlimited funding of the liquor lobby…
But as more people died from drunk driving incidents, people simply got fed up with those on the right who obviously didn’t have hearts and were pushing for more killing, more heartbreak, and more family destruction…. Like that battle, today our battle has turned and if you join now, you can be part of making it acceptable to regulate both guns and live ammo the same way we regulate drinking and driving……..
They have rights, for sure, but not at OUR expense.
This state bill was to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill. It achieved a roadblock when the idea was broached that mentally ill people would not seek help if it meant the loss of their guns…
If someone is mentally ill and has guns, there are four possibilities… Four….
Mentally ill with guns and bullets // Mentally ill without guns and bullets.
Mentally healthy with guns and bullets // Mentally healthy without guns and bullets
Of those four possibilities stretching across the plateau of human existence, only one is dangerous to fellow human beings…
A mentally ill person who has guns and bullets….
Now that we have isolated the problem… Let us look at it more closely….. we again divide by the four possibilities…
Mentally ill will get help and use his arsenal // Mentally ill will get help and not use his arsenal
Mentally ill will not get help and use his arsenal // Mentally ill will not get help and not use his arsenal.
Of those four possibilities we now have two that are dangerous to innocent human beings.
Mentally ill who will get help and still use his arsenal, and Mentally ill who do not get help and will still use their arsenal….
Therefore across the panel of humanity, all races, all genders, all classes, every non-accidental shooting death is caused by the hand of a mentally ill person owning a firearm, whether under treatment or not…
Most of the more famous murderers in history have had treatment for their psychosis. Most of those being treated still had access to their firearms, and for what ever reason, choose to use them….
As of this point in history,… as far as I can find on today’s search engines,… there has never been a gun-caused mass murder by someone who had no access to guns…
Again, people in psychiatric care have blown other people away; people without guns, have never done so…..
Only one conclusion from this logical exercise can be gleaned….
If you voted to allow the continence of mentally-ill people owning guns, no matter what flimsy reason you used to assuage your guilt, you cast a vote for an upcoming future mass-murder.
If you voted to disallow the continence of mentally-ill people from owning guns, you took the only step in the right direction that would do anything to stop its re-occurrence…..
People in treatment still kill when they have guns. Without guns, one rids oneself of the problem….
The bottom line: to allow a crazy person to have a full blown arsenal, is madness. To think that allowing him to have a full blown arsenal will make him more likely to seek treatment, is not thinking straight….
There is only one solution; redo HB 88….
In passing I acknowledge that this is an emotional issue for those on both sides. When we use emotions to think, none of us think straight. If ever the time should arise where we as a society make that choice to think straight, then keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill goes a long way to preventing mass murderers from happening: …. Logically speaking of course.