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Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach, in which 12 victims and the shooter were killed, will likely join the drumbeat of mass murder stories that have become so common they barely register as news anymore. The apparent shooter, a 40-year-old man named DeWayne Craddock, resigned his job early FridRead more from Alternet.org
Thoughts and prayers ? @DLoesch? ?@stinchfield1776? https://t.co/8uwAqzKHaC— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 26, 2019
One of the victims was a 6-year-old boy whose grandmother said he was a "loving boy" who was "always kind, happy and, you know, playful."Read more from BuzzFeed News
Between 15 and 20 people were shot at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas Saturday morning, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Fox News, while city police said one suspect was in custody.Read more from www.foxnews.com
"GOD BLESS USA. ?? Add one more to the American Home Grown Terrorist group. I'm not worried about what is coming across the border, I'm just worried about what's right here under our noses #elpasoshooter"Read more from Twitter
God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019
Bishop Talbert Swan Retweeted Donald J. Trump
I would be devastated if multiple mass murderers left manifestos praising me as their inspiration. But it doesn’t seem to bother you. You’re sick.
Am a resident of Ohio and rode through Dayton just a few days ago. With friends in Dayton, am often visiting therein.
As to our president, he is like a diamond in the rough. He has never said he was a politician, nor has he ever been known to show forth a state of perfect diplomacy. However, noting the extremes of our party politics, it is no wonder why there are more declared independents than the numbers of both Republicans and Democrats.
With that being said, gun-control laws are at an all time high and have not resolved our problems with gun violence. Owing to my age, am at an advantage of having seen how and why the problem is growing.
There was a time when mental-illness was a minor issue when viewed statistically. It later became more apparent as 1 in 10 had recognized issues. In the previous decade, mental-illness was recognized in 1 of 5 persons. Of late, these stats are now 1 in 4 people.
The problem has never been guns. The crux has always been keeping them out of the hands of people not having the mental capacity of self-control and lacking the moral persuasion towards proper use, safety, and respect.
Decades ago, such people were known as schizophrenic coupled with other delusions. Now the category is bi-polar, bouncing between mania and depression.
Crime is the outcome of an uncontrolled mental-illness.
As we closed the institutions and became reliant upon doctors and hospitals to care for the mentally ill, we found the system faulty when physicians refuse to disclose a patient's condition due to their hypocratic oath of non-disclosure and doctor/patient privacy.
Most often, the mental patient cannot be found by any amount of a background check.
Our only defense, as law-abiding citizens, is to carry a legally concealed handgun to protect one another.
Am retired and still a member of the F.O.P.A (Fraternal Order of Police Association). The problem is not with our constitution, nor with guns. The problem is with the people and an ever growing amount of mental illness.
Study the geneology of a family and the dna and you may discover the core of mental problems. Add any amount of drug use, whether recreational, or addiction, and the trigger for such mental illness may well become apparent. Alcohol is well-known to alter ones own psychological normalcy, let alone the use of drugs.