A man who lost his son to violence spoke out after Obama’s ‘Gun Violence’ town hall on CNN.
The man admits Obama’s Executive Actions won’t stop gun violence but goes on to explain that the reason is because guns are the problem.
While expanding mental health support and treatment is a meaningful and important social goal, it has nothing to do with reducing the gun violence epidemic. This is a “red herring” raised by the NRA and pro-gun extremists to distract us every time there is a mass murderer.
The reality is that other developed countries (e.g., England, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Japan) have about the same percentage of people with mental disabilities as the United States. Yet the people with mental disabilities in those countries are not committing gun massacres. Why?
Because those countries have sane gun laws and the people with mental disabilities cannot get their hands on the guns. It’s not mental disability that leads to our gun massacres as the NRA would have us believe — it is the guns
How can guns be kept from people with mental disabilities? By conducting real background checks that include interviews with people who know the purchaser (family, neighbors, local police) and with the purchaser himself.
There’s a bit of a hitch though, the man is the founder of a gun control organization that spreads absolute lies on their website.
It’s hard to take anyone seriously who refutes the facts and makes things up. While it’s indeed sad that he lost his son, blaming law-abiding gun owners for the actions of his son’s murderer isn’t quite how to go about it which it why gun control extremists such as this man have failed.
Here are some examples of what this guy preaches on his website:
This guy is blaming the guns yet fails to understand that violent crime has continuously gone down over the years. Meanwhile violent crime is up in the countries he so lovingly refers to.
What this hypocrite and many like him fail to grasp is that it was the left who made it so those who are truly mentally ill have more rights than their family members. Years ago if a family thought a member was a danger to themselves or society, they could easily have them committed at least to be observed.
That is no longer the case. Both families and police officers’ hands are tied. A person who is seriously mentally ill often cannot be observed in a facility until they’ve actually committed a crime.
This is where the gun control lobby fails over and over again. They’d rather blame the 99.999999% of law-abiding gun owners who would never commit a crime rather than hold the .00000001% who do, responsible for their actions.
This is why we can never have an honest discussion about firearms. Hoplophobes such as Fineman won’t talk about the real issues. He simply blames inanimate objects.
Those very same inanimate objects…