One crazy person with a gun shot up the Synagogue in Pittsburg, not the GOP, not Trump, not conservatives at large, just one crazy guy who was motivated by what he read in the papers. He was not even political. The latest information we have says that he doesn’t even vote. So the rabid left should STOP trying to connect this to anyone other than the shooter. Same goes for the crazy guy who mailed non-exploding pipe bombs. There’s nobody to point a guilty finger at except the guy doing it! Okay… could the same be said be said for the shooter at the D.C. ball field? Probably, well, except for tiny one thing. Now that guy was in fact linked to the democratic party as a campaign volunteer. But, even that is not enough to indict the party. Lets’ save that for the mobs reacting the Maxine Waters call to berate conservatives when and where they find them.
When it comes to school shootings, mall shootings, pipe bombs, IED’s, whatever, we’ve been very lucky considering the number of crazy people in this country of over 350,000,000.
For example: According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. that’s 43.8 million people or 18.5% of us will experience some degree of mental illness in a given year. Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. (The latter would be that line where we want to consider if they are safe to be with firearms and some are!)
1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia. 6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder. 9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias. Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness.
If you restrict firearms from only the most severe cases as noted above, that is still a large number. The mere fact that so few deadly incidents happen in any given year is a testament to our system, our law enforcement, our courts, our mental health people, etc. Many things are working exactly as they should or we would have a 100X more incidents. But, we don’t acknowledge this and instead we strive for perfection. Dems say, “But, if it will only save one life…” That’s just not realistic thinking. In a free society people must take some risks and I’m okay with that considering the alternative.
However, as history has shown, following every incident, they pass more laws because they (politicians) feel the need to do [something] or they just want the attention! There’s our biggest threat! It’s not our crazies, but politicians willing to impose highly restrictive laws on all of us to solve what is virtually an unsolvable problem without using drastic, draconian measures!
Tell me, what liberal wants to lock up people with serious (potentially dangerous) mental issue? None. And what conservative wants to try to remove 200,000,000 firearms from American society? None. So there it is, neither side is going to move… just expect occasional violent incidents just like we accept that there will be car wrecks.