Wednesday, June 08, 2016

"Mentally Ill" Shooters? Nope. Find Another Excuse.

As usual, the Captain has this pretty well locked down.

After a shooting...a consistent and dangerous narrative has emerged—an explanation all-too-readily at hand when a mass shooting or other violent tragedy occurs: The perpetrator must have been mentally ill....

... Jeffrey Swanson, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University. “I say as loudly and as strongly and as frequently as I can, that mental illness is not a very big part of the problem of gun violence in the United States.”

...The overwhelming majority of people with mental illnesses are not violent, just like the overwhelming majority of all people are not violent. Only 4 percent of the violence—not just gun violence, but any kind—in the United States is attributable to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression (the three most-cited mental illnesses in conjunction with violence). In other words, 96 percent of the violence in America has nothing to do with mental illness.--Quoting The Atlantic

And the Captain has the rest of the story, too; one that the Therapeutic Society will not tolerate:

...The problem is always world and life view, or presuppositions.  If you reject the Biblical account of the origins of evil and the state of mankind, you have to have another explanation.  Psychiatry serves that role, with the mental health physician playing the village witch doctor for the CLEO...

Why is that 'witch doctor'/Chief Law Enforcement Officer line there?

...for the CLEO to decide who gets to have concealed handgun permits. and recommending what kind of laws we have on the books....

Yes, they will be happy to declare you 'psychologically unfit' to keep and bear arms.

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