What if we could agree that mentally ill people should not be allowed to own a firearm? I have to first wonder, can they own & operate an automobile? Why is the ownership of portable means of inflicting death or injury something to prohibit but several tons of comparable potential is allowed? But for the purpose of discussion, say I will agree to such restrictions. Now lets look at the devil. (The devil is in the details)
What is “mental illness”? As I have observed life, it seems everyone has some issues. Is fear of spiders or darkness grounds for baring gun ownership for life? Or is it only if they have ever been treated for a mental issue? I think many rape victims are urged to see a consoler. Are they now not to be allowed the means to defend themselves for the rest of their life?
The reality is, we are all crazy to some degree. It’s also widely known and accepted. Seal, for one, has had millions sing about being “crazy” and it being part of surviving!
But we’re never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy
No we’re never gonna survive unless
We are a little
No no we’ll never survive unless we get a little bit
A man decides to go along after seventy years
In a sky full of people only some want to fly
Isn’t that crazy
In a world full of people only some want to fly
Isn’t that crazy
In a heaven of people there’s only some want to fly
The song is a little dated today. At least to me, it’s not so craze to not want to fly since you have to put up with the TSA mandated groping first.. Crazy is an acceptable part of our society. What does dancing do? Does it contribute to society? Music? Humor? Betty White has a funny show, “Of their Rockers” where elderly actors prank the public, insanely crazy! I’m thinking we might want to amend our position to violent crazy people. Remember the Bill of Rights? It tries very hard to lay down the minimum restrictions on government. The clear intent is to protect the rights of individuals from the power of government. Somewhere in there, we started using a phrase, “innocent until proven guilty”. That should put a very high bar before the government before they can restrict an individuals constitutional right to a firearm. But I expect different results in reality. When I filed for divorce from my first wife, the judge issued a restraining order. I was told it was done “automatically” due to many cases where there were violent words, threats or actions by one or both parties involved. This included restricting my firearm rights. I was guilty and now a “crazy, violent” person for seeking to legally divorce my spouse.
So how would the mentally ill fare under this system of “justice”? I have seen many stories about how the US over-medicated it’s schoolchildren. It hits close to home because one of my children has a learning disability. He has been diagnosed with attention deficit, but does not suffer the normal hyperactivity that usually goes with it. Should mean something, but he gets lumped as ADHD and the last “D” is the important one, DISORDER! He has taken Ritalin to treat his chronic problem with paying attention in class. With all the hype on “mental disorders”, am I wrong to think the future might be tending toward an America where he would be found guilty without ever having been tried in court? And I would not want to bet on the justice system that stripped me of my rights for filing for divorce being “fair” to a mentally ill plaintive. But maybe I’m spending too much time on what might happen…So how about a look at what has just happened instead?
Five year old girl suspended from school for making ‘terrorist threat’
Her “terrorist threat” consisted of suggesting that she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles. Her weapon? A “Hello Kitty automatic bubble blower.”
No, this is not an Onion story.
The kindergartner, who attends Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania, caught administrators’ attention after suggesting she and a classmate should shoot each other with bubbles.
“I think people know how harmless a bubble is. It doesn’t hurt,” said Robin Ficker, an attorney for the girl’s family. According to Ficker, the girl, whose identity has not been released, didn’t even have the bubble gun toy with her at school.
The kindergartner was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation during her 10-day suspension, which was later reduced to two days. The evaluation deemed the girl normal and not a threat to others, Ficker said.
The girl’s family is considering a lawsuit against the school to get the blemish – all because of bubbles – off their daughter’s record.
“The mother has tried to get the girl in another school since this time, and they won’t take the little girl because of this mark on her record,” Ficker said.
The suspension comes one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which has created a heightened sense of alert at schools across the country.
The Mount Carmel Area School District told ABC News, “We are confident that much of the information supplied to the media may not be consistent with the facts… The Mount Carmel Area School District takes the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously.”
No, they don’t take “the well-being and safety of students and staff very seriously.” In fact, they don’t have the intelligence to take anything very seriously. They have traumatized a 5 year old little girl, forced her to see a psychologist, and then have the gall to tell us we don’t have the facts? The only “fact” that’s relevant is that these morons believed a 5 year old was a threat to do anything except perhaps wet their pants.
We can blame the hysteria generated by gun control advocates for this, but really, this is on the school and their beyond-hyper response to bubble gun terrorism.(1)
Have we, as a society, just destroyed an innocent little girls life? Anyone want to say “isolated incident”?
A Philadelphia elementary school student was scolded and searched by administrators in front of her entire class after she pulled out a paper gun in class last week, according to her mother.
Melody Valentin’s mother, Dianna Kelly, tells Fox 29 that school officials went too far when they reportedly punished her daughter for pulling out the gun, which she says looks like a folded sheet of paper.
Fox 29 reports that one of the fifth grader’s classmates reportedly saw the paper gun and notified administrators as she was going to throw it away.
“He yelled at me and said I shouldn’t have brought the gun to school and I kept telling him it was a paper gun but he wouldn’t listen,” Melody tells Fox 29.
Kelly says school staff searched her daughter while other students watched.
The gun was made by Melody’s grandfather, according to Kelly, who says her daughter has suffered nightmares as a result of the incident.
Kelly says she is keeping Melody out of school to avoid harassment. Calls made by FOX 29 to district administrators were not returned.
Someone again, tell me what crazy is or what it means? It looks to me like the inmates are already in charge in some places. And since crazy, insane thoughts & ideals are part of this article, let me share a personal thought. I think part of passing ObamaCare was to start a national gun registry.
It mandates health records to be entered in a national computer database.
It will mandate gun ownership questions be asked. They may not be answered, or not truthfully.
Sometime, down the road, it will require answers on gun ownership or treatment will be withheld. There will be penalties for providing false information.
National registration is the first step that must be completed before confiscation can occur.
I think I will try to buy myself a “Hello Kitty” bubble gun now, while I still can….