None of You Have Been Evaluated Under a Red-Flag Law.

I Have. Here's My Story.

by Thomas Wictor

Mon, August 12, 2019

Leftists and conservatives have come together on the issue of guns. Both have decided to be totally irrational.

The issue of mental illness has now been politicized to the point that mental-health professionals refuse to even speak the truth. They are saying that we must not “stigmatize” the mentally ill by saying that mental illness plays a part in public mass shootings. In reality the unifying factor in public mass shootings is mental illness.

Mental health professionals have constructed a straw man. In other words, they’re lying. DONALD TRUMP IS NOT SAYING THAT ALL MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE ARE VIOLENT.

But photos tell the story. Public mass shooters wear their mental illness on their faces.

Even a layperson can see that these men have severe mental illness. And now were have the phenomenon of satirical or trolling mass shootings.

Preventing public mass shootings has now become exponentially harder.

On the conservative side, we’re told that red-flag laws are a Trojan Horse parked on a slippery slope. Trump says that any red-flag law would have to be very carefully crafted in order to safeguard the rights of gun owners who don’t post a threat, but who’s listening to him? People hear “red-flag law” and they switch off their brains. Like leftists, they become creatures of pure emotion.

The levels of violence crime in the US have fallen dramatically. Only public mass shootings by the mentally ill are increasing. Obviously our approach to preventing public mass shootings has failed. Now that psychiatry and psychology have been politicized, we can’t expect help from mental-health professionals. The only possible solution is to try and prevent mentally ill nascent mass shooters from getting their hands on guns.

How can a rational person oppose that?

Listen to MY story of being evaluated under California’s red-flag law.

We’re hearing dire warnings about potential abuse, but nobody is telling you about a firsthand experience. They claim to know somebody who had their guns taken. They NEVER tell you that they themselves were the subject of a red-flag evaluation.

I was.

And this is what happened:

About the author
Thomas Wictor was born in Caripito, Venezuela, and has lived in Texas, the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, Oregon, Japan, and California. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and has worked as a stevedore, library archivist, conversational English teacher, editor of the world's first online newspaper, voiceover actor, delivery driver, process server, field representative for a document-retrieval service, and music journalist.

Follow him on Quod at @ThomasWic.



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