Reblogged on Bob’s Opinion from riflemaniiijournal.wordpress.com … Thanks again Brittius .
Shareholders Rake Anti-Gun Dick’s CEO Over Coals During Public Shareholders Meeting
Now, Dick’s Sporting Goods is hearing from its stockholders.
Since the company reacted to the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by betraying its customers who support the Second Amendment, Dick’s has been hit by the gun industry, from street-level stores to corporate decision-makers.
But at a shareholders meeting on Wednesday, Dick’s heard from people with skin in the game.
In a direct attack on Dick’s CEO Edward Stack and other members of the company’s board, shareholder David Almasi, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, raked the company’s leadership over the coals.
To the company’s top officers, Almasi charged, “virtue signaling” was more important than the company’s sales.
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Dick’s announced it would no longer sell AR-15s (the “assault weapon” liberals hate the most these days) and would restrict firearms sales to those 21 years of age or older.
Those might be considered defensible business decisions, perhaps with worries about liabilities in mind, but Dick’s directors went even further, hiring an anti-gun Washington lobbying firm to actively work against Second Amendment freedoms in the nation’s capital.
Almasi cited that decision in particular in his attack.
Listen to the whole thing here:
After the Parkland shooting, Almasi said, “Dick’s Sporting Goods immediately engaged in corporate virtue signaling, by ending the sale of AR-15s, high-capacity magazines and other accessories. Dick’s also no longer sells guns to people until three years after they’re eligible for military service.
“In addition, Dick’s reportedly hired lobbyists to promote gun restrictions, even though you’re literally in the business of selling guns …
“The company is willfully giving up money. It’s damaged its reputation by lending its voice and its resources to those who want to abolish the Second Amendment, even while the vast majority of … citizens support the amendment,” Almasi said.
“Thirty percent of Americans own guns and another 11 percent live with someone who does. Now you’ve alienated them.”
Will Dick’s regret its anti-gun positions?
According to Fox Business Network, Dick’s has made up for its losses in firearms-related sales in other areas and the stock has risen by 13 percent over the past month.
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Liberals like the crew at ThinkProgress are crowing that that proves the Dick’s critics are wrong, but it could well be a short-term effect from the political moment. Dick’s got a lot of headlines out of its anti-gun stance, and liberals could well have decided to patronize the stories because of the publicity.
In the long-term, though, Dick’s has a vested interest in pleasing its outdoors customer base, and its anti-gun decision was a flagrant snub to millions of Americans who could well have been spending their money at Dick’s instead of at a competitor. And shareholders don’t like having company executives who are “willfully giving up money.”
It’s likely not the last time Dick’s shareholders rake the company execs over the coals.
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FDA vs Experimental Stem Cell Drug lawsuits, investigations, and online ads
President Trump’s choice for FDA Commissioner was Dr. Scott Gottlieb. He was no stranger to FDA nor the inner workings of the field of medicine having acted in several capacities over the years in the field and in government. His qualifications were impressive as well as extensive and involved government work as well, not even the liberals could object to much about him.
According to MedCity News on December 26,2017 the man hit the office at high-speed to help get the backlog and procedures out of stasis to process applications faster and improve investigative procedures.
“Dr. Gottlieb’s first year as FDA Commissioner, he has chaperoned the agency through a blockbuster 2017 with 46 novel drug approvals to date. The final tally is the highest seen this century, surpassing the previous record holder 2015, which clocked in at 45. Both were more than double 2016’s sad tally of 22 new molecular entities (NMEs) approved.”
So is it that this is just “politics” or is there actually a sound basis for having FDA approve new drugs and oversee all? Overall, it isn’t about politics but about safety and procedures. Part of the problem has always been the length of time required to get a drug to market. Apparently Dr. Gottlieb now has a handle on that process and is making progress far beyond those of the last eight years.
One area of expertise for Dr. Gottlieb is stem cell research. In November, the FDA released new guidelines, asserting its authority over clinics, and says it will begin cracking down on those selling dangerous stem cell treatments.
Stem cell research has been around since 1968. Since that time stem cell research, trials, production, therapy, and results have been moving forward in many ways. Some have been well-documented and some research has been faked by seemingly qualified research analysis. Stem cell research has now progressed dramatically and there are countless research studies published each year in scientific journals.
Adult stem cells are already being used to treat many conditions such as heart disease and leukaemia. Researchers still have a long way to go before they completely control the regulation of stem cells. The potential is overwhelmingly positive and with continued support and research, scientists will ideally be able to harness the full power of stem cells. However, rogue groups continue to test the boundary between clinically FDA certified and experimental with no safeguards and unapproved methodology.
Back in July 2012, in the case of United States of America v. Regenerative Sciences, LLC the DC Court of Appeals ruled that their stem cell “therapy” was to be considered a product and therefore required FDA approval. Their product, Regenexx-C, was for the treatment of arthritis and orthopedic injury that involved extraction and culture of mesenchymal stem cells from the same patient which were later reinjected. After the decision the makers of Regenexx-C moved out of the U.S. to a more lenient country and placed a ban on being purchased for US markets.
Was it the right choice for the health of the patient? According to the company making Regenexx their success rate is good. This may force those wealthy enough or willing to go into deep debt to travel to their location for treatment. It also might deny solutions to other patients who don’t have the same resources here in the states.
This isn’t the only instance nor will it be the last where FDA and companies wanting to “make money” off their products clash. More than a few companies had moved out of the US over the years over issues of approval. Some have found a good market in the new country, others have bilked desperate people out of millions of dollars. In the reverse, there have been occasions when FDA approved some drug but other countries have banned the same product. Which has people questioning what they know versus what FDA approves.
The thing is leadership of FDA is a key factor in decision-making as in any government agency. And, like any other agency, it has been afflicted at times with bias and with politics. Overall though the purpose of FDA is important to insure that quality, qualifications, and procedures used will actually benefit the vulnerable patients. There have been miscalculations and recalls even with drugs that took years waiting for approval. So FDA is not foolproof but then no agency of government ever is. However, even if it is only right some of the time, it does provide a measure of relief to know that a drug has met the minimum of standards.
In April 2018, the FDA after months of warnings had DoJ issue formal complaints in Florida and California on several defendants manufacture of “stromal vascular fraction” (SVF) products from patient adipose (fat) tissue, which the companies then market as stem cell-based treatments for a host of serious conditions and diseases. Desperate people, mostly elderly, have flocked to those locations to try to get relief or get cured.
Sun Sentinel in Florida had done an investigative report back in the first days of December 2017 on the use of the product. They just released a new article on May 10th which details further what they discovered. Their investigation resulted in some serious issues not just for drug approval but for its online aspects as well:
— Some of these clinics’ medical procedures are questionable, experts say, such as injecting patients with experimental stem cell solutions in both eyes at the same time, risking blindness.
— Florida clinics use online seminars, high-tech websites and listings in the federal database ClinicalTrials.gov to market their treatments to patients. They tout Florida sunshine and tourist attractions such as fine hotels, beaches and unique shopping districts.
— Some stem cell clinics use hard-sell tactics and lead patients to rake together thousands of dollars, as insurance doesn’t cover stem cell treatments.
— State and federal regulators rarely have stepped in to stop these advertising and medical practices.
Sun’s efforts may have paid off as the DoJ and FDA have focused complaints on US Stem Cell Clinic LLC, of Sunrise, Florida, US Stem Cell, Inc., and company officers Kristin Comella and Theodore Gradel. A separate complaint was filed the same day in the Central District of California against California Stem Cell Treatment Center Inc., of Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California, Cell Surgical Network Corporation, and company owners Elliot Lander, M.D. and Mark Berman, M.D.
LA Times on April 24, 2018 ran an article about Kristin Comella. They described her this way:
“Comella, 41, who is the founder and president of the academy — crowd-pleasing, shot through with what sounded like serious science, delivered with the superficial credibility of a PhD from an unaccredited offshore university. Her pitch has made her a sought-after speaker at health industry conferences and gatherings of .longevity enthusiasts such as the annual Revolution against Aging and Death Festival, or RAADFest.
The biotech firm, Florida-based U.S. Stem Cell Inc., disclosed earlier this month that the Securities and Exchange Commission subpoenaed its financial records and other documents in connection with what the company says is a formal “fact-finding inquiry.” U.S. Stem Cell declined to provide any further details of the probe, and the SEC declined to comment.
Regulatory scrutiny of this entire field is long overdue. The FDA has been signaling for nearly a year that it takes its responsibility seriously. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and agency official Peter Marks wrote last month in an article for the New England Journal of Medicine that giving patients these treatments risks “serious adverse events” and warned of the drawbacks of “propagating products with dubious clinical efficacy and possible risks.”
It could be that Trump’s choice for FDA Commissioner is proving to be a good one who intends to put action to ideas rather than mouth off and make promises. It could be these people were already under review by DoJ and that FDA was acting quickly and efficiently to shut down the companies (for a government agency). It might be only coincidental that the Sun article ran the first week in December, but hey good investigative reporting can help speed actions along once in a while.
I wonder if the FDA has a way to analyze prior companies turned down to see if their products did move overseas and if they did finally prove through their efforts that their products were worth bringing back into the US? Also, one that questions why foreign countries have actually banned things that the FDA approved and move to get them off our markets as well if they find the reasoning sound.
It’s a shame that the same level of investigative journalism isn’t still available on the MSM these days instead of just Anti-Trump canned rhetoric.
This is a repost from AMAC, (I am a member), but they do have great articles and this is one that shares my thoughts. It is not the legal gun owner, but the bad guy with the gun. and really no reason what so ever, to mess with the second amendment.
AMAC Calls For ‘Rational Debate’ On Gun Control
“The murder of innocent children in our nation’s schools by mentally disturbed individuals cannot be tolerated. Nor should it become political campaign fodder. Yet that is exactly what is bound to happen in the next eight months leading up the 2018 Mid-Term elections,” says Weber.
In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens escalated the politics of gun control by calling for the full repeal of the Second Amendment.
Weber describes Justice Stevens’ solution as an “absurdly extreme way to control the use of firearms. Not to mention that it would be perhaps the first time in American history that our own government would be taking away a Constitutional right.”
A scholarly critique of the rationale for gun control showed that many of the reasons cited for the need of more onerous regulation of firearms are deceptive. One of the criteria cited is the notion that “homicides are largely ‘crimes of passion’ committed by otherwise law‐abiding citizens not distinguishable from other people. Therefore, control must be directed at all gun owners rather than select criminal subgroups.”
Says Weber, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which keeps track of gun deaths, has found that nearly two-thirds of death by firearms in the U.S. were the result of suicides, accidents and legal interventions. He notes that homicides accounted for only 33 percent of deaths.
Law professor Robert Delahunty has a different take on the need for more stringent gun control. According to Delahunty, “progressives claim that more regulation of guns will deter violence and promote public safety.” But, he says, they demure when it comes to the notion of abortion control. “The progressive position seems to depend on what kind of laws they are talking about.”
Weber points out that he is in “no way” condoning indiscriminate sales of guns, particularly to individuals who are potentially a danger to themselves and to others.
“The emotional and mental stability of gun buyers should, indeed, be a factor in deciding whether to allow such sales. But, in addition we need law enforcement to be more proactive. For example, there was plenty of evidence to identify the intentions of the shooter in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School incident. The FBI and local police had been informed of who he was and what he was capable of. He was said to go around introducing himself by saying, ‘Hi, I’m Nick. I’m a school shooter.’ Yet, the authorities seemed to ignore the threat he posed.”
More recently, however, police in Lexington, KY got an anonymous tip that a local high school student was threatening to shoot himself and others at his school. The youngster had recently posted social media pictures of himself with a gun he had recently purchased. Little time was wasted in obtaining a mental health petition apprehending him.
“Instead of disregarding the right to bear arms granted by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution, instead of targeting legitimate gun buyers and sellers, let’s focus on the reason for the mayhem. We should be concentrating on the mental health aspects if the issue by finding ways of identifying those with problems and intervening and preventing further atrocities as school shootings,” according to Weber.
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Reblogged from the federalist.com (http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/28/march-lives-just-helicopter-protesting/
The big “March for Our Lives” pro-gun-control demonstrations last weekend are being touted as the defining moment of the late millennial generation. Much as I like to think ill of millennials, second only to thinking ill of the Baby Boomers, such projections are unlikely to be true because, as Dave Marcus points out, they weren’t true of the Boomers, who were not defined by the hippies and went on to vote for Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
“Neither of these generations, and in fact no generation at all, is defined by…media-hyped paradigms of what they think and do.” That’s especially true when we discover more confirmation that this spontaneous student activism isn’t so spontaneous, after all.
First of all, the numbers are in for the weekend rallies, and the crowd size is estimated at 200,000. That’s comparable to what we had in DC for the big Tea Party rally in September of 2009. It’s probably smaller than the nationwide Tea Party demonstrations in April of 2009. Perhaps a more direct comparison would be the almost identically named “March for Life,” an annual anti-abortion rally in DC that peaked at 650,000 people a few years back and regularly brings in protesters in the hundreds of thousands. And this is without the benefit of weeks of free publicity provided by the national media.
But these protests had the benefit of more than just free media. Under a carefully neutral title, “In Gun Control Marches, Students Led but Adults Provided Key Resources,” The New York Times basically admits that the marches are astroturf—artificial grassroots.
Although the events, which together drew hundreds of thousands of demonstrators across the country, were inspired and often led by students, many protests simultaneously benefited from groups with more financial resources and organizational skills than the teenagers had on their own….
Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded and financed by Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire and former New York mayor, proudly declared that it had doled out more than $1 million in grants to local organizers. A nonprofit led by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, arranged for more than 200 people from the Parkland area to attend Saturday’s march in Washington, and said it had worked with the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, to use the NFL franchise’s plane to bring some people to the capital….
‘Our mission was to give them the biggest megaphone possible,’ Shannon Watts, the founder of an Everytown-affiliated group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said on Sunday.
There’s a lot more of this sort of thing in the report, but it’s all summed up in this amazing statement:
‘The kids did everything,’ said Jenn Hoadley, 36, who helped students organize a march in Anchorage. ‘All I did was say, ‘You want a stage? Cool. I’ll find one for you. You need a sound system? Cool. I’ll find one for you. You want to march in the park? I do paperwork to help you get that done.’ They planned it all, and they should be given credit for that.’
“The kids did everything” ends up meaning that they expressed their preferences and adults swarmed in to do all the actual work. Plus, in the words of another local student “organizer,” the adults “were paying for everything.” As we usually do. Oh, and all the angry rhetoric about politicians being bought and paid for by the National Rifle Association? That was spoon-fed to them, too, by a Parkland teacher whose “government” class apparently spent a lot of time railing against “special interests” and not much time on the Constitution.
I don’t blame the kids for this, not primarily. They are responding to a perfect storm of two big trends among the older generation. The first trend is the rise of protest culture, in which your entire personal and political identity are supposed to be tied up in which protests you attend. Combine that with helicopter parenting, in which parents are so eager for their kids to enjoy success and a wide range of experiences that they hover over the kids and hold their hands the entire way. I guess we could call this helicopter protesting.
This isn’t new. It’s a phenomenon I observed during campus protests a few years back, when the president of Claremont McKenna college announced “I’m holding a sit-in in my office.” As I wrote, “Today’s students are so coddled that they no longer have to make the effort to take over university buildings. Their elders will take it over for them. It’s like a weird kind of helicopter parenting: ‘Here, let me rebel for you, sweetheart.’”
Similarly, one education reformer observed the irony of the recent anti-gun school walkouts, “protests” that were effectively sponsored by the school’s own administration. “If students have permission to walk out, it’s no longer student activism at all. It’s a field trip.”
I have no doubt that the some of the kids from Parkland and elsewhere will do amazing things some day. Some of them already have, but they’re not here to talk about it. The rest will go on to accomplish much in their lives, eventually. But they will start to do that only after they emerge from under the protective wings and ideological influence of their teachers and parents and decide what they think on their own. Then maybe some of them will dare to launch protests without the permission and support of their elders.
Robert Tracinski is a senior writer for The Federalist. His work can also be found at The Tracinski Letter.
The liberal press and the politicians in Washington DC are burning up the airways utilizing every communicating venue possible to pimp the evil tragedy of the Parkland, FL. high school. I have posted on Bob’s Opinion, an initial post on the crisis, (Culture not Guns), but since then I have reblogged numerous posts all about the gun, and the post analytical autopsy of the situation that seems to be normal in all mass murders. Just talk of what needs to be done about it, and it all comes down to more fighting over gun legislation.
It changes nothing, just adds another chapter in the growing volumes of failed legislation anti-second amendment gun control, in a bogus attempt at stopping the meaningless slaughter of our school children, and for that matter the slaughter of all our citizenry. It remains just a lot of talk, and no effective action.
First, we must understand it is not the weapon that may be used. It is the foundation of our American culture it is our Moral values, relating to our integrity, ethics and Christian principles plus more as we enumerate them, even sparking something as a light in the dimming canyons of our minds. Nonetheless, one cannot expect our American culture to be what it was even 40 years ago, as the decaying effect of evil has slithered forth, mostly unnoticed, until the past four Presidents. (yes, I said the last four, plus the several before them).
During the 1960s, the government put themselves in the position of taking on the personal responsibility of the masses, (people), it basically was a great power grab that started the establishment of a powerful shadow government, infesting the over-indulging bureaucracy who creates regulations that become the same as the laws of our nation. It is the shadow government that has the real power and assumes, through that power, the personal responsibility of the people.
People who still take their personal responsibility seriously, are the ones that hold on to their moral values, integrity, and religious principles. These are the American citizens who are patriotic, who are proud to be American, they respect the flag, our anthem, and to honor our military men and women, and see to it that our veterans are properly taken care of.
Americans who have personal responsibility, understand the reality of a key factor of our freedoms. “With freedom comes responsibilities, with responsibilities comes accountability.” It is the people’s responsibility to hold the corrupt lawless politicians, celebrities, news media, and the shadow government accountable for what they do and say.
Gun control laws is not going to stop anyone from killing, and it is not within the power of Congress to take any constitutional right away from the responsible citizen. The power of government is to hold irresponsible people accountable. And to stop irresponsible people from killing other people before it happens. That is the only responsibility required of government in view of gun control.
The corrupt politicians, celebrities, mainstream media, and protected liberal people groups, need to accept their personal responsibilities and professional ethics or be held accountable for how they act, what they say, and their general attitude of being above the law. And they need to be held accountable for pimping tragic and horrific mass murder incidents.
Fact is, just as with gun ownership of the second amendment brings with it personal responsibilities. Just as the free speech and the freedom of the press of the first amendment, also brings personal responsibilities and with responsibilities come accountability. Holding irresponsible people accountable does not allow for removing Constitutional rights and freedoms form the citizens.
Thanks … R.S. Helms
Part two, will be on the prevention of mass murder.
It Is Not About Guns It Is About Culture
By; R.S. Helms posted to Bob’s Opinion 2-18-2018
It is my sincere heartfelt sympathy for the family and friends of those who were so senselessly taken by a deranged vile outcast. My prayers are for the comforting and healing of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is the comforting source of my faith, and to whom I seek to touch in your grief and sorrow. God comfort you all in your season of extreme sorrow.
Now, days after this horrific, vile and depraved atrocity perpetrated against the youth and staff of this high school in Parkland, Florida. Truly a Valentine’s Day massacre which is just becoming truly dissected by the liberal mainstream media. They initial intrusion onto the grief-stricken parents and loved ones by the unethical journalists who have no integrity left in their shamefully disrespect, to bait and manipulate the families and friends of the victims to promote their particular liberal spin.
That spin is developing into guns as the culprit, and that is their developing spin in order to support liberal politicians calling for stronger gun control. Folks it is not to do with the guns, it is a proven fact that anyone, mental or criminal, who as fact holds it, guns are probably more available for illegal sale on the streets than are for legal purchase in the licensed gun dealer’s shops.
There is a causation which is purposely ignored by the Mainstream Media, the liberals in Congress and RINOs who are lower than whale dung in the bottom of the sea. From the time of George HW Bush who embraced the UN’s Agenda 21 until Obama boarded Marine one for the last time. Since Kennedy and Johnson’s Civil Liberties Act. Which was unnecessary if the enforcement of the Constitution would have been properly handled, as it was and is, the Act. was intended to help build the black voter base, off the civil rights marches of Dr. Martin Luther King, who’s target was the Democratic South’s Racists and racist politicians who used intimidating and vile cruelty creating a victim mentality. But this knowingly would create division driving the dependency of the black community to depend on the Democrats (liberals) and therefore insurance of votes for the liberals.
That is just the start of the divisions of our culture, systematically civil liberties incorporated the homosexual activist, the Hispanic illegal alien activists, NAACP activists, Nation of Islam activists, radical women’s rights activists, the environmental tree-hugger activists and ACLU Atheists and Muslim Refugees. The list goes on and with each election the anti-America radicalism of the left gets more active, protected by corrupt politicians and the liberal pro-UN Agenda 21 Deep State, of our most vile and corrupt bureaucracy upper tier, unelected agency officials, which have created a Shadow Government above the law.
Politicians seem to be above the law, void of moral values, integrity, and respect for the Constitution, or the American citizenry. Money and the delusion of power has corrupted the government which was established by the people for the people, and all have failed on the issue of their oath of office to preserve and protect the constitution and the people of the United States against all enemies from without and from within. Their failure borders treason, and in some cases, we are finding out that it is treason.
Point is our culture consists of a number of sub-cultures, under some sort of delusional future utopia exempt from law, work, and responsibilities. The only way there is by destroying the nation that held its citizens accountable to the law, a nation of laws, values and integrity. A nation that built a justice system on God’s law, so in order to overcome values and integrity of the out of control leadership would have to carry what is left of our culture. The subculture has the task of completely liberalizing God, and which of the subcultures can then create their own god and value system, based on the example of their lawless leaders.
In this state of delusional rebellion with the pursuit of utopia there comes a clash of the human nature and moral responsibility resulting in various degrees of emotional and behavior problems. As early as grade school unqualified teachers and counselors in your child’s school are making a diagnosis of your child’s behavior according to what the guidelines of the Department of Education may indicate, a mood or behavior drug is prescribed.
All these drugs are prescription why? because they’re dangerous aren’t they. The list of side effects would scare the socks off most parents. But we have no say, or at least we didn’t have much of a say if you want to continue to use public education. Folks, after the failed attempt of Obama to implant “Common Core,” throughout the education system, originally without any optional uses of the common core agenda. So, even before common core happened along, these so-called mood or anti-depression drugs were being distributed among the children like lollypops, mislabeled and misleading incomplete side-effects warnings.
Point is that in all the cases of school shootings, one fact is common, the gun never acted on its own volition and caused the death of anyone for any reason. It is simply not the fault of the gun! No matter how you want to slice that pie, it is still a reality check. So, I think it is time for all these sociopathic liberal gun grabbers to maybe do their own investigating for other substantial causes that make people do what they do. Then do the unheard of, empower local law enforcement more access to internet investigation on persons of interest, before the fact, after thee fact does not help a dead student, or grieving parent, after the fact or the “knee jerk reaction.”
Empower the people and law enforcement to intervene and get the help needed for the nutcase before that person shoots, bludgeons, stabs, poisons, or some other means to inflect death on another person. Then allow the sociopath at the top to blame something other than what it really is.
It is not the mental illness, or the dysfunctional personality traits, not even the sociopathic or psychopathic behavior syndromes that are the cause. It is however, the lack of detection, and the lack of ability and freedom to investigate, confine and treat, BEFORE the person kills someone or themselves. Treatment has to be correct and effective, diagnostics and medications absolutely needs refining, so some narcissistic or inapt social nurse don’t have the ability to prescribe medication and treatment but that the proper protocol and evaluation teams confirm treatment. It is sad when a whole culture caves to subcultures and evil.
With all that’s been happening over the past four or five decades, none compare to the last eight years, as far as lawlessness, not only in government but in all so-called celebrities, and just simple stupidity, it is no wonder that people are upset listening to the vile rhetoric and fall under the delusion that they too are above the law. With what is happening in this vile evil world, I simply hope we soon find out how to handle all the hate from the liberals, just a simple TV show cannot express an opposing view without it blowing their minds. Just think of the triggers of some one who is suffering from a mental or personality disorder, and it seems like there is no one to help?
Just think… if you know someone who is suffering, and although they have been acting more and more strange, and you don’t tell someone, and that person snaps no one knows when or where, but if that person has missed getting help because you didn’t let the authorities know of the danger, … the buck could end with you, and how would you feel about a pile of dead students, or seniors, or a crowd watching a game, or Miss Baker’s third grade class, Miss Baker, the janitor who was fixing a light… tomorrows headline… could be your headline if we don’t find a way to legally intercede, Not disarm the first line of defense. It is not the only thing we need to be looking at. There is several areas, and illegal street guns is one of the biggest problems, and we can’t stop it until we actually find the sources, and shut them down.
Open the internet to the same rules as or revised rules of the FCC … extend the 72hour psychoanalysis evaluation to get a real diagnosis before they are released, and with that diagnoses the option of a six-month therapy in a lock-down facility. And make the FBI and local authorities accountable for missing several alerts of an individual (as happened in the Parkland incident with the FBI).
As it stands with the 72hour psych ward evaluation, there is no way the counselor/case worker can make a proper diagnosis of an individual’s actual problem and prescribe the right psychoanalysis or sociopathic analysis and prescribe the right medication and evaluate the correct reaction. So most are diagnosed with Bipolar and prescribed a psychotic or depression medication, which can, or perhaps not, go wildly wrong. It is documented that 1in 25 and another study showed 1 in 1000 become violent. However, since that same year 19.2 million prescriptions for Effexor were filled in the U.S., statistically that means thousands of Americans might experience “homicidal ideation” – murderous thoughts – as a result of taking just one brand of antidepressant drug.
Of course, it is unlikely that psychiatric drugs are the entire cause of mass shootings. However, it does indicate, that there is a lot of potential mass murderers running around. It is my studied opinion that detection and investigation by local and federal law enforcement including identifying internet users who are posting some of these suspicious posts, including those from gangsta and white supremacy thugs and radical lone-wolfs.
Our culture and lack of values, lack of integrity and the delusion that they are above the law has been promoted far too long. But since the Kennedy Assassination, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan gun control has been a non-stop political talking point and a liberal attempt to disarm America and gain voters. It is a shame that the liberal politicians use such a incident to fulfill their ideology of “Make the most out of a tragic disaster.”
Although facts show that gun legislation does not work, and the ban on semi-automatic weapons (assault rifles) was a complete flop. Gun laws have proven ineffective showing that take away the guns from the law-abiding citizens only leaves the lawless with guns. It was also proven that some of America’s enemies did not invade American soil because most of the citizens were armed. I don’t know where you stand on the issue of gun control, But the only law that I see working would be to free up law enforcement to be able to identify and investigate people who threaten violence in any manner against any other, or organization, or politician in office and law enforcement. The threat posted on the internet or other means of communications should be just cause for a judge to issue warrants to investigate and seize evidence against any person or group, to include the mental/emotional dysfunctional, make sure they get the right help needed in a lockdown facility.
For the gangsta-criminal element it may mean prison time, but perhaps it will make our celebrities and politicians stop instigating violent behavior, and after they serve a jail sentence perhaps it will help put a dampener on all this BS coming from the liberal media, Hollywood, and civil rights activists like Sharpton, and most of the liberal groups.
That might prevent some of the mass shootings. It will stop the liberals in congress from leading with the vile rhetoric that incites riots and instigates mass shootings. Lock them up and expel them from Congress, but, that would mean locking up 80% of the Democrats and about 40% of the Republicans.
Fact is, we don’t need more gun laws, what we need is a restoration of our culture to moral values, integrity and respect in our local communities. Guess we may be in a tight spot as it will take an act of God to heal our American culture.