Sunday, October 11, 2015

Using the Republican Nazi Argument against Gun Control

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
German Jews forcibly pulled out of dug-outs
Photo: Jürgen Stroop Report, May 1943
Pro-gun proponents use Hitler’s disarming of German citizens as an argument against gun control. The latest is presidential candidate Ben Carson’s “I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed.” In other words, the Holocaust would not have happened if German citizens had guns to stand up to Hitler.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

United States Police Officers Use Lethal Force More Than Other Countries

Wilmington Delaware Police Officers
 confronting Jeremy McDole.
YouTube Video Screenshot

While sitting in his wheelchair, police killed Jeremy McDole. Wilmington, Delaware police repeatedly told McDole to drop his gun, even though there was no gun visible, but as he slid his hand up his thigh towards his waist, they shot him. McDole is the latest casualty in an epidemic of police killings across the country. It’s a problem, beyond what is apparent, because statistics reveal police officers in the United States kill more in days than other countries do in years.

Monday, October 5, 2015

How the Mental Health System Works, how it doesn’t

Regarding the need for strict federal gun laws, the need for mental health reform is the Republican Party scapegoat. We do need mental health reform but it’s a separate problem, it will not solve America’s gun problem.

Setting aside the comedy, the statistics may or may not be accurate but they are close enough to present the mental health problem we do have, John Oliver’s remarks reflect the truth about mental health.

Here is John Oliver explaining “how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.”

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Politicizing Oregon’s Mass Murder

Bill O'Reilly calls out President Obama for politicizing the Oregon campus shooting and using the tragedy to push stricter gun control laws.”

Obama is politicizing? People who believe this should have the smarts to take the time to listen to President Obama on this issue.