The Hidden Trigger


I haven’t posted in a looooong time. So today I figured I would write one.

This note is my own opinion. You can agree, disagree, agree to disagree or whatever. Any and all comments are always welcome on anything I post.

Yesterday, the senate shot down a gun bill that was aimed at curbing gun violence by doing extensive background checks on prospective gun buyers and owners. To be honest, I’m kind of torn. Kind of relieved but kind of sad. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t even own a gun and has really had no desire to own a gun.

Sad because just a few weeks ago 27 innocent people, mostly small children, lost their lives in a senseless act of pure evil. Like the majority of Americans, I was very angry and very disturbed that someone could have a heart so cruel. I mean, who on God’s green earth would have a reason to walk in and just randomly start killing innocent elementary school kids and their teachers? They had their whole lives ahead of them…but in an instant it was snuffed out by a man who had went off the deep end head first.

I mean no disrespect at all towards anyone that has lost their life from a bullet. But part of me was relieved to find out that the bill was shot down. Why? Two reasons. Reason number one..owning a gun is a freedom that was granted to us by our forefathers so that we could combat tyranny, to protect ourselves from invaders who wish to do us harm and like it or not, to hunt and keep food on the table. Reason number two…as I mentioned earlier, I have no guns and really have no desire to own a gun, but guns are being absolutely unfairly bashed by our government and by mainstream media.

When something like this happens within about 12 hours we usually know everything about the gunman/gunmen. We know who he is, his height, hair color, age, his parents, siblings, whether or not he was friendly or antisocial, how many friends he had, who he liked hanging out with, type of music he listened to, everything..thanks to the media.

But what about drugs? What kind of drugs are these people taking? You have to dig fairly deep to find that out. But at the same time we know everything else there is to know about this gunman. But not the history of his drug use, whether it was illegal drug use or prescription drug use.

Matter of fact, it might be a while before we find out it if Adam Lanza was on any type of drug or not. In a Bing search, I typed in “Was Adam Lanza on drugs?”. The latest report was dated for March 15, 2013. At the time, Adam Lanza’s toxicology report hadn’t been released even though some very concerned Newtown residents requested the toxicology report. By Connecticut law, those reports are supposed to be released when requested. Here is the link..http://www.cchrint.org/2013/03/15/was-connecticut-shooter-adam-lanza-taking-psychiatric-drugs/

Sorry, I don’t know how to do hyperlinks on a note in Facebook. But that’s the web address for Citizens Commission on Human Rights International.

The next gunman..James Holmes. We all remember him from the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings. He was on Vicodin and Zoloft. Here is the web address, which also includes several other cases of gunmen who were on drugs….http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/colorado-mass-murder-linked-to-prescription-drug-use/

And finally…here is another web address that has several more different cases of gunmen on drugs….http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/psych-meds-linked-to-90-of-school-shootings/

I guess what I’m trying to say in this note is…we should combat the root problem first. Which, in my opinion, is completely overlooked. The use of drugs. You can take all the guns away from the entire United States but the sad fact is, if someone gets it in their heads that they want to kill someone, they will kill them by all means. Guns or not.

One other thing before I stop. Remember the extensive background check that was shot down yesterday? Well, from my understanding, that background check is designed to find out whether or not you are mentally stable enough to have a gun. Someone please correct me if I misunderstood it. But that being the case, anyone with a history of prescription drugs would be banned from owning a gun. And we all know that the majority of Americans are forced to believe that prescription drugs help us. Go to a doctor and within five minutes they have three different prescriptions wrote out to you. I know this for a fact..it’s happened to me.

Anyways. That wraps it up. Like i said, these are my own opinions. Feel free to agree or disagree. And if I’m wrong about anything please by all means correct me.

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About chuggathought

Just an ordinary blue collar guy that's full of thoughts and ideas. Current college student, majoring in Information Systems Technology (programming). I'm set to graduate in May of 2016. Love baseball, football, odd ball facts and figures, photography, music, researching/reading about alternative cancer cures. Was once engaged to the most beautiful woman I've ever known.
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One Response to The Hidden Trigger

  1. nonehpets says:

    I mostly agree with where you are coming from on this; prescription medication is not always as well thought through as it could be and I am sure most of us know at least one person end up with side effects of one prescribed med impacting another prescribed med. I am not saying people should stop taking prescribed medication but that more thought is needed rather than simply being able to tick a box.

    The problem with legislation is it only covers what it covers – so if there is law that extensive background checks are done prior to granting a gun license it also needs to include legislation that anyone already owning a gun license has to have prescription meds logged with the licensing authority so it can be reviewed – what will that do? encourage more people to seek illegal sources of prescribed medication …

    Gun law is no more than a sticking plaster on the problem.

    We need more holistic approaches to mental ill health and we need as a society to be more aware of metal health and more tolerant of those who suffer from a mental health condition. It is easier to turn away and pretend than it is to talk with the person and acknowledge.

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