Mental Health Issues Are Not “Bullsh*t”
Mental Health Issues Are Not “Bullsh*t”
The mental health issues of the Uvalde shooter are and should be addressed. However, according to Senator Chris Murphy, discussing any of that is “bullshit.”
Not even an hour after the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, Senator Chris Murphy went running to the Senate podium.
Notice something missing from the speech? Anything about addressing the very real issues that led the gunman in Uvalde or the gunman at Sandy Hook to make the horrific choices they did.
As we now know, even as some sadly refuse to acknowledge it, the Sandy Hook gunman was an incredibly disturbed individual. So disturbed that he murdered his mother to steal her legally purchased weapons and destroy lives at Sandy Hook elementary.
But, according to Senator Murphy, raising the issue of the shooter’s mental health problems is outright bullshit.
“Spare me the bullshit about mental illness. We don’t have any more mental illness than any other country in the world. You cannot explain this through a prism of mental illness, because we don’t — we’re not an outlier on mental illness. We’re an outlier when it comes to access to firearms and the ability of criminals and very sick people to get their hands on firearms. That’s what makes America different,” he said.
We are an outlier Chris. You know why? Because as soon as a horrific tragedy like this happens, you run to a microphone and blather about how the GUN is the problem. Beto O’Rourke interrupts grieving families to grandstand about the big bad evil gun as if that will get the sick SOB more votes. What BOTH of you refuse to acknowledge is the mental health issues these shooters from Columbine to today have had. Every single shooter since then has been identified with one or more mental health issues. Yet every damned time the Democrats and the left do nothing but focus on the gun.
According to their brilliance, getting rid of guns will solve everything! And so, they sweep the glaring evidence of mental health issues under the rug.
And yes, the Uvalde shooter had some major problems. Problems that were significant red flags that either no one picked up on, or didn’t want to deal with, or both.
The shooter had a stutter and/or a speech impediment and was bullied quite regularly over the years, and a rough home life.
Ramos’ neighbor Ruben Flores, 41, said he tried to be a kind of father figure to the troubled teen, who had “a pretty rough life with his mom.”
He told the paper he saw police at the Hood Street home, where he witnessed blowups between the two.
Flores and several other people familiar with the family said Ramos’ mother used drugs, which contributed to the trouble at home, according to the Washington Post, which said it could not reach her for comment.
If a neighbor was the only father figure, where the hell was the shooter’s father?? Keep in mind, the Parkland and Sandy Hook shooters had a lack of a father in their lives as well. Then you add in a mother supposedly on drugs, elderly grandparents, a shooter who enjoyed firing a BB gun at people while driving around town, getting into fights, and it’s either a recipe for disaster or that person manages to persevere. Except it was evident that the shooter wasn’t going to thrive.
Ramos reportedly cut his own face, shot ppl at night with a bb gun, and was known to police over fights with his mom.https://t.co/MaTVn1Nvkj— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 25, 2022
As for the home life, suddenly the mother is singing a different tune to the media.
Those are BIG HUGE RED FLAGS. Similar mental health red flags were completely ignored concerning the Parkland shooter as well.
Yesterday it horrifically ended up being a recipe for disaster with over twenty innocent children and teachers losing their lives.
The shooter made a choice. The wrong choice. Yet Democrats have spent the last twenty four hours screaming about how it’s the GUN that is at fault. According to David Frum, that’s exactly what is to blame.
We will learn more about the 18-year-old killer of elementary-school children: his personality, his ideology, whatever confection of hate and cruelty drove him to his horrible crime. But we already know the answer to one question: Who put the weapon of mass murder into his hand? The answer to that question is that the public policy of this country armed him.
Once again, a political operative on the left is wilfully ignoring the underlying issues and instead is focusing on the gun.
The “gun lobby” didn’t head his household, the “gun lobby” didn’t neglect to monitor his behavior, the “gun lobby” didn’t neglect to secure the school, the “gun lobby” didn’t leave any doors unlocked, and the “gun lobby” didn’t tell him to murder anyone.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 25, 2022
I would venture to say that this shooter, who was ALREADY having problems, had those problems exacerbated by the last two years of the Covid pandemic. Do we lay blame there? No, but I’d venture to say the issue didn’t help.
Democrats want the gun to be the sole issue while claiming that being concerned about the underlying mental health issues that led to this horrific act is …bullshit.
No, what is outright BULLSHIT is sweeping mental health issues under the rug again and again and again.
We cannot afford to sweep these bullshit mental health issues under the rug any longer.
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