On Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, the 116th congress convened for the new legislative session. Immediately, newly seated Democrats, as well as members of the established party, began introducing bills to impeach the president, eliminate the electoral college and fund Planned Parenthood. While little else can be expected from the Democrats, another bill was re-introduced in the Senate by Marco Rubio (Rino-FL) that would do the same as Representative Susan Brooks’ HR 5717, enable the Attorney General to give taxpayer dollars to states that pass their own “Red Flag Gun Confiscation Laws.” This is at a time when we are being fed propaganda about the harmful government shutdown and the poor federal workers who are receiving no pay. The IRS has even announced that they won’t be issuing refunds as long as the government remains shut down. Yet, they are going to use our money, OUR MONEY, to illegally confiscate guns while denying people the constitutionally protected right of due process. Does anyone remember this? No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process law? Except for when we are uncomfortable when a certain individual has a gun and we have no compelling evidence to prove they are going to commit a crime but we just feel that it would be better if we took his guns first and made him prove his innocence later. Right?
The Red Flag Laws are based on the notion that mentally ill people shouldn’t have firearms and that law enforcement and family members should have at their disposal, more tools to prevent mentally ill people from committing gun violence. There are many problems with this however, there are two that immediately come to mind.
First, there are already laws and procedures in place which enable law enforcement or any other social agency to intervene in the case where an individual is demonstrating the capacity for violence. They simply have to be enforced. The new wave of Red Flag hysteria is the aftermath of the Parkland Florida school shooting where Nicholas Cruz murdered seventeen kids. The problem is that the entire system ignored all the warning signs. Not only that, 53 school districts across the nation, including Broward County were participating in an Obama era program that sought to keep minority children out of the criminal justice system. In fact, according to Real Clear Investigations, school districts who were hesitant to comply with the program were threatened with investigations and reduced funding. Furthermore, the Broward County school system superintendent worked with law enforcement to ensure that students committing crimes would not be arrested but put into a counseling program where they would explore the reasons for their anger. Fighting, assault and vandalism were all offenses that would lead to someone being referred to the program where as before, they may have been intercepted by police.
Nicholas Cruz was a part of this program and all of his behaviors that typically would have been considered reasons to involve law enforcement were ignored in order to satisfy the left’s misguided notions of social justice.
As mentioned in America’s Red Flag Warning: Understanding the Developing Narrative, the nation is looking to Connecticut’s Red Flag law, which was passed in 1999 as a model despite the fact that it did nothing to prevent the Sandy Hook shooting.
Secondly, mental health itself is a fallacy, there is no such thing as mental illness. In other words, there are no medical tests which conclusively prove that biological anomalies of the brain cause mental illness. In fact, there is evidence which suggests that the taking of psychotropic drugs lends more to the development of abnormal brain function than the so called condition for which it was prescribed. According to Mercola.com the use of psychotropic drugs to treat conditions like depression actually block the production of serotonin. Low serotonin levels are allegedly the cause of depression in the first place. According to Mercola, the National Institute of Mental Health concluded as early as 1983 that there was no indication that anything was wrong with the serotonin levels of the brain in depressed patients. Furthermore, the use of brain scans to prove the existence of a biological indicator of mental disease have also fallen short of real scientific inquiry because when studying the brain of schizophrenics and depressed patients no real study has been conducted on people who have not been prescribed an array of psychotropic drugs. Despite this, along with the fact that psychotropic drugs kill thousands of more people annually than so-called gun violence, mental illness is being used as a catalyst for gun confiscation.
Almost everything is considered a form of mental illness today. The DSM-V lists a total of 297 different mental disorders, none of which as mentioned earlier has a test which confirms their existence. Interestingly enough, so-called expert psychiatrists at the University of Colorado have recently concluded that the desire to eat healthy foods is a sign of a mental disorder which they have amply name orthorexia nervosa. What a joke that is. So now we are supposed to believe that eating healthy foods and staying away from the processed garbage that is known to lead to disease is a sign of a mental disorder? That in and of itself should be considered a mental disorder as should the desire to strip Americans of their right to bear arms and rights to due process.
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Be careful America, when shopping for groceries. If you don’t purchase potato chips and soda pop, you may get red flagged and get a Zero Dark Thirty knock on your door by men with guns to take yours because you want to be healthy.
What else is there to do? It is beyond obvious that neither party is working in the interest of the American people but the global elite and their quest for a one world government. Many conservative Americans naively believe that if the house passed a Red Flag bill it would never make it past the Senate. Well, what do you do when the Senate Republicans are introducing their own? Do you honestly believe that Donald Trump, if presented with a bi-partisan Red Flag bill will veto it? Do you really think he cares about re-election or his second amendment supporting base? We will see. At what point will disagreeing with the reasonableness of preventing mentally ill people from owning firearms be considered in and of itself a form of mental illness? If they will declare the desire to eat healthy a mental disorder they will do anything. Furthermore, academia, along with their usual leftist rhetoric discrediting conservatives, are actively developing studies which declare the belief in the right to bear arms is its self, dangerous. Couple this with some of the language in Red Flag bills that state simply purchasing a firearm may be enough to have one “red flagged” and the stage is being set for all out confiscation.
In all reality, the people pushing this nonsense should be declared mentally incompetent for their unwillingness to look at facts and their inability to reason. They continue to push policies which only affect the decent law-abiding people while ignoring the fact that these policies do nothing to stop real murderers from murdering. In the meantime, innocent people, such as the man shot during a Red Flag confiscation order in Maryland will be targeted and there is little doubt that more will be killed. The left has become so obsessed with guns that there is little reason to believe that everything will work out in the end. Welcome to liberal la-la land, it’s going to be a Utopia.
To learn more about mental health and the war on the Second Amendment check out my book Psychopolitics in America: A Nation Under Conquest, also available in Paperback
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost
Article posted with permission from David Risselada
David Risselada is a freelance writer and researcher. David served in the United States Marine Corps from 1995-1999 and the US Army from 2001-2006. In addition to contributing to FreedomOutpost.com, he writes at Radical Conservative. Follow David on Twitter.
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