Diane Sori
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By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
"We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process, that is why I have called for red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders."
- Part of President Trump's response to the recent Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton mass shootings
Hate is hate whether it's espoused by the likes of Antifa, the New Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam, Black Lives Matter, La Raza, CAIR, the KKK, neo-Nazis, skinheads, or any of the other lesser known white supremacist groups. Hate is hate and all these groups share one thing in common...they're all inspired to violence by the hateful rhetoric either spewed from the mouths of their group leaders, by the words written down in said leaders hate-filled manifestos, or by politicians deliberately stirring up those easily swayed for their own political agendas.
And with the recent violence in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio...how quickly the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting seems to have been forgotten...some are shouting that this should be a wake-up call to stop all the hate for if we don't more and even greater acts of violence will surely occur. But what these folks forget is that more times than not the acts of violence our country has recently been seeing is actually being perpetrated by those who are seriously mentally ill. Remember, no sane person commits the type of violent acts we have of late been privy too, no matter what they wrote or didn't write in their so-called hate manifestos.
Words spewed...even words of hate...don't kill...actions do. And sadly when it comes to the mentally ill many times the inaction of others aids in the killing as well. In fact, it's now being reported by both the mainstream media and by Fox News that the El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius' mother had called the Allen, Texas police in the weeks before he went on his murderous rampage over concerns that her 21-year old son...a millennial trying to “find himself”...had recently purchased an AK-47 and some other firearms. And the police response according to news reports...he's of age to do so. NO red flags being waved here folks...sad isn't it.
After last year's Parkland, Florida massacre, I wrote an article entitled, On Guns, Due-Process, and the Mentally Ill, where I laid out a blueprint, if you will, for how to stop most mass shootings by simply keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. I wrote about allowing family, friends, and/or colleagues being able to either report to police or to seek a court order to intervene and prevent someone they believed to be a threat to others from having access to a firearm. I also added that mental health records must be made available to those doing background checks on those wanting to purchase a firearm. But just like back then, instead of liberal politicians recognizing the simple fact that guns don't kill people that it's people like criminals and the mentally ill who do, today we're still hearing the same nonsense about needing even stricter gun control laws...laws that would only help push forward the Democrats ultimate goal of taking away our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Not acceptable at all.
Thankfully, now it seems that a few on both sides of the political aisle have decided to work together with both Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reaching a bi-partisan agreement...an agreement which in a way “mirrors” my above stated now 17-month old article...where in the guise of a federal grant program we would see said program helping to both assist and expand already existing “Red Flag” laws beyond the 17 states who already have such laws on their books. But this alone isn't enough to stop the gun violence without allowing access to mental health records being given to background checkers.
And why are these records so important...because rarely will a parent or a spouse report their child or partner as being mentally ill. In the case of a child it seems like a parenting failure, thusly a reflection on their parenting skills with the safety of others be damned. And in the case of an adult, rarely does mental illness appear out of nowhere as most times there's a long standing medical history or even a school record of that someone having had mental health issues. And it's these folks, who as they grew older, that tended to immerse themselves in the rhetoric of hate groups, but it's not the hate rhetoric itself that turns them into monsters...it's the demons and voices within their own heads.
And here is where the Democrats, the anti-gun crowd, and the always lying mainstream media comes into play, for what better way to try and disarm the American public than to bypass the mentally ill and use hate and hate groups to their advantage. And the fuel for that hate comes in their misused guise of diversity...with diversity itself actually canceling out inclusion...for the Democrats are using hyphenated-Americans to dominate the fabric of what should be solely an Americanized society. And right now Democrats and the media are manipulating said hate to try and blame President Trump for these 31+ deaths, and they're doing so for political reasons alone, nevermind that neither Trump, the NRA, immigration, racism, video games, God or the lack thereof, is causing this sudden increase in mass shootings.
So what is...it's the fact that calling out the mentally-ill is deemed both politically incorrect and anti-inclusion...better we ignore the dangers these folks might cause to the “health, safety, and welfare” of the general public than to step on politically correct toes.
Remember, it's politics itself that has led to the escalating spate of gun violence coupled with the rise in hate groups, and it can all be traced back to Barack HUSSEIN Obama and these ten words...”If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon Martin.” Ten words spewed that led directly to an increase in racial animosity, hate, and divisiveness that started during the time of his administration...ten words that now sees Obama stirring the race-bating pot once again as he's blaming guns, white supremacist websites, and President Trump’s what he calls “rhetoric” for all the incidents of gun violence happening in our county today. Saying that, “Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening,” what Obama forgets is that he and those infamous ten words are ground zero of it all.
So while Obama remains the central point from which all the ongoing hate emanates, and even while he and his ilk...the mainstream media included...have tried shifting the blame for the recent 31+ deaths onto President Trump and “bad guns,” the only blame that should be placed for those deaths is on the shooters themselves with any residual blame being placed upon those who knew the shooters were not “right in the head,” but did little to nothing about it.
And now we sadly see those 31+ deaths being somewhat marginalized by those in the media who refuse to give the shooters names and background information. Claiming that repeating their names downplays the victims, gives notoriety to the shooters, and reduces the risk of copycat killers, the fact is nothing could be further from the truth. And why... because naming the shooters directly helps to prevent misinformation from being disseminated. Naming the shooters puts the much needed spotlight on their motives and mindset both of which will always remain a key element of the story...a key element by which the misplaced blame game can in time possibly morph into workable solutions.
With no names or background information being given...background information as to the true mental status and allegiances of the shooters...not only is the truth itself being denied but a politicizing of what should be focused anger against those who actually committed these crimes cannot take hold. And while we learn the names of the victims, the heroes, and of course the communities who are helping grieving families heal, that alone is not enough for time does tend to help those grieving both cope and come to terms with their grief. And it does so even as our anger should remain focused on those who committed crimes against innocents for without that anger even our grief will eventually become a bit clouded, simply because for most of us we grieve for victims who are but strangers to us.
Left: Gilroy shooter Santino Legan
Middle: El Paso shooter Patrick Crusius
Right: Dayton shooter Connor Betts
And if the shooters names and photos do not remain in the forefront, the collective anger we as a nation now feel with the shootings being fresh in our minds, will see even that anger eventually waning and being diffused thus affording advocates for the mentally ill time to make excuses for the shooters actions as they too will be playing politics with the innocent lives lost. And they'll do so while the liberals and the media happily carry on the now politically weaponized “it's all Trump's fault” blame game. This means that now more than ever we need to help divert the playing of this blame game by keeping our anger focused on the names and the faces of Santino Legan, the Gilroy shooter; Patrick Crusius, the El Paso shooter; and Connor Betts, the Dayton shooter...and we need that anger to remain focused regardless that two of the shooters are also dead...after all anger itself can be the driving force in helping to remedy problems we as a nation have long ignored.
And maybe in turn that very anger will finally allow family and friends to legally act when seeing the warnings signs of those obviously mentally ill, and doing so before those individuals have a chance to commit heinous crimes of their own. We must stop slapping yet another useless band-aid on a problem most simply don't want to address for medically well-documented mentally ill individuals must never be allowed to purchase or own a firearm... period. Ignoring this critical issue does not make the mental heath aspect of mass shootings go away.
So now as the days out from the shootings slowly tick by, there is an unfortunate amount of apathy and acceptance starting to set in for as the victims are being laid to rest the political aspect beyond just the as expected “blame Trump” game is surely kicking in. And it starts with the Democrat presidential hopefuls using the dead to not only help advance their candidacy and pad their campaign war chests, but to push their party's gun control and anti-Second Amendment agenda...an agenda not to help stop crime but to simply aid in taking away even more of our precious freedoms and rights...to make "We the People" less powerful then them.
And by always blaming the gun used instead of blaming the madman who pulled the trigger...and again no sane person commits mass murder...these most despicable of Democrats feed their own political ambitions by accusing President Trump of embracing hateful racist rhetoric and dodging their calls for gun control. And they do so while ignoring the fact that on numerous occasions President Trump has publicly spoken out and denounced “white nationalism” and called for more action to address mental illness...which is the true root cause of most mass shootings...and is the real issue Democrats do not want to address.
And don't ever forget that President Trump did not start what now sadly amounts to a race war and an increase in mass shootings...Barack HUSSEIN Obama did.
Want proof of that? According to Dr. Grant Duwe, a Ph.D. in criminology and director of research and evaluation at the Minnesota Department of Corrections, in his book “Mass Murder in the United States: A History,” he shows that in the mid-20th century the decades before the 1970s had fewer than 10 public mass shootings. In the 1950s there was one mass shooting; in the 1960s there were six mass shootings; but in the 1970s the number rose to 13 mass shootings. In the 1980s under President Reagan there were 11 mass shootings, and in the 1990's under Bill Clinton, the mass shooting number rose to 23. And by 2014, even the uber liberal New York Times reported that as per the FBI, “Mass shootings have risen dramatically in the past half-dozen years.” And who was president during those half-dozen years...Barack HUSSEIN Obama is who...and under his watch 32 mass shootings occurred.
So what do these figures prove...they prove that neither President Trump's actions nor his words spoken or tweeted caused any of the problems regarding the mass shootings we are seeing today. It proves President Trump inherited that problem from his predecessor...it proves he's not now nor was he ever the problem, but instead he's the hoped for solution for this man knows well that to commit a mass shooting one is assuredly mentally ill.
And it's Trump who's trying to find a common sense approach to enacting “Red Flag” laws nationwide...an approach addressing the root cause of gun violence as opposed to gun reform...an approach that doesn't strip away our Constitutionally given right to “keep and bear arms.” Until then mass shootings will continue, fueled on by Democrat rhetoric that the “bad gun” did it...fueled on by Democrats who relish in raising money off the bodies of those shot dead
Copyright @ 2019 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.
https://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2019/08/op-ed-gilroy-el-paso-dayton-untold.html
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To read Part 2 of our Special Report: Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton: The Untold Truths please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot.
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