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If lawmakers and authorities are truly concerned about stopping gun violence in schools, they need to take a close look at the prescription of psychotropic drugs for children and young people, says a leading psychiatrist.
In an exclusive in-person interview in New York City with WND, London-based Dr. David Healy criticized pharmaceutical companies that have made billions of dollars marketing Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, known as SSRIs.
Psychotropic drugs â€śprescribed for school children cause violent behavior,â€ť Healy stated.
The drugs are widely used in the U.S. as antidepressants by doctors working in the mental health field and increasingly by primary care doctors, he noted....
Perhaps our American cousins regret leaving the British colonies.
"British traditions such as the monarchy were rejected by the U.S. Constitution, but many English common law traditions such as the right to keep and bear arms, habeas corpus, jury trials, and various other civil liberties were adopted in the United States. Significant elements of English common law prior to 1776 still remain in effect in many jurisdictions in the United States, because they have never been rejected by American courts or legislatures. Approximately one third of the world's population (approximately 2.3 billion people) live in common law jurisdictions or in systems mixed with civil law."
James Madison: "(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
George Mason, author of the Virginia Bill of Rights, which inspired our Constitution's Bill of Rights, said, "To disarm the people â€” that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
The problem is we as a people have decided to kick God out of our culture, classrooms, and courts. When we devalue life (via abortion) then people's sensibility of the preciousness of life becomes diminished. We do not have a gun problem, we have a sin problem. I have several times sited the example of Kennesaw GA where heads of households are required to own a gun. They have less than a handful of murders since passed over 25 years ago. Our Lord said before you go to battle you count the cost. These mass killers have obviously done that as they chose gun free zones. There is no fear of God before their eyes.
"The right to keep and bear arms (often referred as the right to bear arms or to have arms) is the people's right to have their own arms for their defense as described in the philosophical and political writings of Aristotle, Cicero, John Locke, Machiavelli, the English Whigs and others. In countries with an English common law tradition, a long standing common law right to keep and bear arms has long been recognized, as pre-existing in common law, prior even to the existence of national constitutions. In the United States, the right to keep and bear arms is also an enumerated right specifically protected by the US Constitution such that people have a personal right to own arms for individual use, and a collective right to bear arms in a militia.
The phrase "right of the people to keep and bear arms" was first used in the text of the United States Bill of Rights (coming into law as the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States), although similar legal wording can be found in the English Bill of Rights 1689 which states "Subjects which are Protestants may have Arms for their Defence"...."
The story here is bigger . The reason for mass killings and such is because our government and most of its people have turned away from God and turned to the kingdom of self. It's an absence of light. Sin . Pills didn't do it the person controlled by darkness did it. It's deeper than guns. There is a diabolical evil force set out to destroy mankind because it hates the human soul . It don't matter what country your from . We are all targets.
Surveyor wrote: Americans love their Constitutional Amendments when it suits them. Take the 5th whenever you wish.
And just what does alleged hypocrisy have to do with anything here? I commit a Strawman & try to peek into people's souls, you say, but now you commit an obvious Hasty Generalization & the Fallacy of Distraction.
Let us both get back to topic: what say you about tbe history of British firearms bans? Why was it necessary in the 20th Century, but not before? What moral principle changed?
The last time I checked , there aren't gunstores on every corner . It's not my fault that our country does nothing to keep guns out of mentally disturbed and criminals hands. If a law abiding citizen wants a rifle it's his right and business no one else's. I have nothing but love for England but if that's how they enjoy living , being told what they can and can't have , it's their perogative. I personally think government should work for the people, should their be stricter gun laws yes, should law abiding citizens be able to have a rifle , yes. Should criminals and the mentally ill , no. Freedom is what makes life great, enslavement leads to misery. I'm sure that if the firearm ban was lifted in England , most who complain would be the first in line to get one.
The last time I checked , there aren't gunships on every corner . It's not my fault that our country does nothing to keep guns out of mentally disturbed and criminals hands. If a law abiding citizen wants a rifle it's his right and business no one else's. I have nothing but love for England but if that's how they enjoy living , being told what they can and can't have , it's their perogative. I personally think government should work for the people, should their be stricter gun laws yes, should law abiding citizens be able to have a rifle , yes. Should criminals and the mentally ill , no. Freedom is what makes life great, enslavement leads to misery. I'm sure that if the firearm ban was lifted in England , most who complain would be the first in line to get one.
temperance.2 wrote: This continued use of the term "pride" by you guys across the pond is a proverbial "strawman"
John posts an anecdotal story punctuated with an emoticon. If pride isn't a motivation, then what is?
Common Sense is a myth. Just because something makes sense to most people, doesn't mean it's true. A good hint of this is news stories trying to debunk popular myths using science.
FYI, America does not have â€śmillionsâ€ť of gun stores, it has around 50K. Is that too many? Who knows â€“ headcounts imply nothing.
Just because Britain does things a certain way, doesn't mean it's normative for civilized people. God is not an Englishman. Britain had no problem with private firearms ownership, or capital punishment, until the 20th Century. What happened to require this change?
temperance.2 wrote: --- Britain does not have, nor does common sense believe, we need millions of gun shop arsenals - or military style retail outlets for machine guns - or a 'right' (need) for every tom dick and harry to bear arms, so that slaughters such as Columbine, Sandy Hook and many many others become everyday news items.
More blah blah. Your "common sense" isn't. Columbine happened while a ban on so-called "assault" rifles was in effect. But please continue the self-righteous tirade, the diversion is interesting.
I'll be right back, I have to go check on my air gun, make sure it hasn't left the closet to go do bad deeds.