Thursday, January 17, 2013

NRA, Guns and Mental Illness

I'm finally starting to track with the NRA in at least one regard, they want to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Having seen quite a few postings on social media, I've discovered there is a vast and growing number of people out there suffering from mental illness.  They are delusional and paranoid - these folks don't trust our democratically elected officials, military or even the police force. Alarmingly, these are the same hysterical people who are now rushing to buy even more guns, thinking they personally need to be able to take on the police force and the US military. The military alone is currently funded at $550 billion/year. 

Seems this group of people ought to be some of the first in line voting to reduce our military spending, wouldn't you think? It might at least give them more of a fighting chance! 

Nicholas Kristof provides an insightful article on the danger of guns in his column in today's NY Times, Lessons from Guns and a Goose

PS  Following are a couple of segments from emails I've recently received on this topic...

ALERT: Obama will order the United States government to impose Obama's will on all Americans by forcing Executive Orders for Gun Control. Obama is again using guerilla legislative tactics. Obama is not leading, Obama has become a Progressive Dictator ruling from the extreme liberal left with his own agenda.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has been working non-stop to defeat this "executive order" threat ever since we first learned of it.
Please do not assume that the slick, dishonest Obama Administration and their anti-gun allies in the media will report any of what you are reading right now. They want to keep Americans ignorant and in the dark - while they work behind the scenes to take your guns away.
Unless Congress steps in, the White House will ruthlessly advance their gun hating objectives for their anti-Second Amendment messiah.
...And if you can afford it, please generously give a contribution of $20, $30, $50, $100 or more to the Citizens Right to Keep and Bear Arms to keep our operation going.

Another sample from GUNALERTS
See with the way things are heating up between North Korea, Iran and the everyday threat of a terrorist attack you could need to defend your family sooner than you think.

And in a disaster situation can you guess what one of the first things to go is going to be?
Which means you'll be forced to rely on the same kind of weapons our ancestors used for thousands of years...
Weapons that a small group of men would use to hunt and kill anything from a wild elephant to a lion!
Click the link below to discover the truth about these 21 long-forgotten weapons....


  1. No One No president, no dictator, will ever usurp my right to Own and arm Bears...

    ___Grizzly Adams

  2. I hope that your right to own and arm Bears will be long lasting.