For a parent to lose a child in a school shooting is so incomprehensible, so hard to reason with which in reality one can’t. I have so much sorrow for the victims and the parents to no end. Society must come to grips that our school systems need protection. As far as each teacher having a gun as has been talked about the last few days I’m not sure if that’s a good idea because of the fact I don’t know if its an automatic that anyone can handle a spur of the moment activating a gun condition. These are the things that must be talked about in figuring out a way how to protect our kids in the school systems. I saw a statement on the internet the other day, “people expect armed security guards in protecting their money in the banks so why not have security guards protect our kids in the school systems!” Eventually it will have to lead to this or some sort of protection because there will be no law created of taking away our guns. People who advocate getting rid of our guns or rigid gun control are forgetting the fact that our Forefathers gave us the Second Amendment not for hunting but to protect We The People against any future tyranny that might try to empower us such as came very close to happening if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency.
I have been thinking a lot lately of the fact when I was growing up, yes there was shootings at times but not at the caliber we have today so what is it that has really taken off in the last three decades or so and I would say the use of drugs which puts people in mental states of not their own, even getting brave and daring which they would otherwise not go there. About thirty years ago I was talking to a police officer friend of mine about drug usage and he told me way back then that America had lost the war on drugs. If that was really the case back then you can imagine the drug situation at hand now. The problem is all the statistics they have now on death from guns we don’t have such statistics of drug usage it being hard drugs or prescribed and whatever the numbers are I bet they are staggering much higher then the numbers on guns. All these shootings that are going on in Chicago I guarantee most of them are gang related over drugs and drug gangs. You also have prescribed drugs that are given by doctors to our youth left and right and the problem is once these drugs are administered to our youth who follows up with that youth to make sure he or she are taking the drug the correct way. It is now being reported that Nikolas Cruz was on meds.
The following was posted by reporter Mike Adams, published by natural news: “(Natural News) Nearly every mass shooting over the last 20 years has one thing in common… and it’s not GUNS.”
“It’s actually psychiatric medications.”
“And now, to no one’s surprise, we are learning that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter who killed 17 students and staff at a Florida high school, was reportedly taking mental health medications, reports the Miami Herald.”
“In a story entitled, “Florida school shooting suspect was ex-student who was flagged as threat,” the Miami Herald describes Nikolas Cruz as “a troubled teen with few friends and an obsessive interest in weapons.”
“The story quotes Barbara Kumbatovich, an in-law of the family, who “said she believed Nikolas Cruz was on medication to deal with his emotional fragility.”
“Other media sources — even the Washington Post — have reported Cruz was treated in a “mental health” clinic, which are of course well known for dosing up patients with mind-altering, psychiatric drugs.”
What is very important to take away from the above is and I quote: “Nearly every mass shooting over the last 20 years has one thing in common… and it’s not GUNS.” now that’s a fact and what is most disturbing is how many more of these types are out there ready to explode and having accessibility to drugs. These people are walking freely in our society among us as walking time bombs ready to go off. You have the hard core drugs that are sold illegally to begin with that in most countries pushers of drugs are given life-time sentencing in prison because don’t forget the selling of these types of drugs is a slow death on people and just imagine this crap being sold to a child.
As far as doctors administrating these drugs to patients I believe that old argument that they use to use that if they didn’t give their patient the drugs they wanted they would just get them somewhere else does not hold water any longer as it didn’t with Elvis Presley’s doctor as well as Michael Jackson’s. One thing we as a society must demand from these doctors are rigid follow ups that they just can’t administer pills and never see the patient again or just keep on administrating it without seeing concrete results or to make sure the patients are getting better.
I really have come to the conclusion in my mind that the poisoning of our society today is drug related which the experts must find a way to combat this. Drugs can give bravado and encouragement to the wrong people and American society as a whole will pay for it. This is the topic I want in the discussion, drugs in America and its effects on our society and until this is explored and taken care of I am sorry to say there will be more mass murders.
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id blame it on big pharmacies and the garbage they hand out to anyone without second thought!!
You are correct but we must understand its the hard drugs that is much more worrisome.