Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Real Cause of Mass Shootings and Why Gun Control Will Never Work

Andrew Puhanic, Contributor
Activist Post

There has been considerable debate throughout the United States whether the government should enforce more stringent gun control policies on ordinary citizens.

Due to the recent mass shooting in the Aurora movie theatre, the globalists and opponents of gun ownership and the second amendment in the United States have capitalized on the emotion of a grieving nation to push their false agenda.

People deceptively blame guns as the root cause of mass shootings such as the one in the Aurora movie theatre and Port Arthur Australia to push their brainwashed ideological agenda that guns kill people.

The cause of these devastating mass shootings is not how easily accessible guns are, but rather that they are the direct result of a lack of adequate mental healthcare and the glorification of violence.

Of the most recent mass shooting, the fundamental root cause can be attributed to mental illness and not the accessibility of firearms. In a report commissioned by the United Nations in 2002, it was revealed that on average only 4.1% of total health budgets worldwide was spent on mental health.

In 2011, the World Health Organization publicized that average global spending on mental health was less than US$3 per person per year. In low income countries, expenditure can be as little as US$0.25 per person per year, according to the World Health Organization's Mental Health Atlas 2011.

In the United States alone between 2009 and 2011, most states cut $1.8 billion from their budgets for mental health services, according to a report released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The report also revealed that two-thirds of states significantly reduced spending for services on children and adults living with mental illness.

Even more shocking is that 5.6 million to 8 million Americans age 65 and older have a mental health condition or substance abuse disorder.

With such low levels of funding for institutions, services and programs that treat mental illnesses, how can we expect to live in a safe world when people who need treatment are systematically ignored?

Therefore, arguments for more stringent gun control are deceptive because the root cause of all problems associated with guns is not being addressed.

Considering that the lack of funding and poor treatment of mental illness is the major contributing factor for most mass shootings, the glorification of guns in video games and the media must also be considered to be a contributing factor.

Think about it: People are meant to possess guns to protect themselves (or for sport), yet children as young as 5 years old are being exposed to guns in a manner by which makes them fun, entertaining, and connected to aggressive actions.

95% of children and young adults who play video games that are heavily violent understand that guns are dangerous and must be handled with care; however, it’s the other 5% that don’t understand this simple message.

Parents who don’t teach their children how to respect guns, and instead allow them to be desensitized by the violence and gore of video games should realize the error of their ways.

Final Remarks

Guns don’t kill people; people who are mentally unwell kill people.

The government and globalists would have you believe that more stringent gun control policies would reduce mass shooting episodes and make the world a safer place.

The truth is that more investment in mental health programs would reduce mass shooting episodes and provide the essential services people suffering from mental illness so desperately need.

Unfortunately, governments don’t want to invest the necessary resources into treating mental illness. Governments believe that investing in mental health won’t get them elected, and instead would rather convince you that the only reason mass shooting occur is solely because of guns and nothing else.

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Anonymous said...

It would also help if the unwell governments of the western world would stop encouraging the mentally unstable through mind control to be patsies in false flag terror.

Anonymous said...

Gun control will not work because very effective guns and ammo are too easy to manufacture using only common tools and materials along with modest skills.

A human being is the sum total of their chemistry and experience. Those that are chemically damaged and dangerous are relatively rare. That leaves experience as the director of behavior.

The apparent spate of parlous "mental illness" referred to is most likely a result of inoculation by repeated, intense exposure to violence and indifferent values.

One might contrast the Anabaptist's attitudes and the inculcation of a pacific demeanor.

Anonymous said...

If you compare how many people were murdered by fellow citizens in the last 100 years to how many were murdered by their own governments you have a very compelling argument for banning guns from governments and arming the people.

uninformedLuddite said...

I wouldn't use Port Arthur as an example in this article. Have you read much about it. here's an example from the forensics (remembering the shooter has an IQ of 60 and has experience with an air rifle).
The gunman rose from his chair at one of the tables in the Broad Arrow Cafe, removed the AR15 and spare magazine from a sports bag, immediately killing Mr Yee Ng with a shot to the upper neck, and Miss Chung with a shot to the head. Swivelling on the spot and firing from the right hip, the gunman fired at Mr Sargent who was wounded in the head, then killed Miss Scott with a shot to the head. The gunman continued through the Broad Arrow, next killing Mr Nightingale with a shot to the upper neck and Mr Bennet with a shot to the upper neck, with the latter bullet passing straight through and hitting Mr Ray Sharpe in the head with fatal results. Next Mr Kevin Sharpe was killed by a shot to the head and was also hit in the arm, with shrapnel and bone fragments from the second intermediate strike on Mr Kevin Sharpe then apparently wounding Mr Broome, and possibly Mr and Mrs Fidler.

Still firing from the hip the gunman swivelled and killed Mr Mills and Mr Kistan with single shots to the head, with shrapnel and skull fragments from those shots apparently wounding Mrs Walker, Mrs Law, and Mrs Barker. Again the gunman turned, shooting and wounding Mr Colyer in the neck, before swivelling and killing Mr Howard with a shot to the head. Next he shot Mrs Howard in the neck and head with fatal effect. The gunman turned back, killing Miss Loughton with a shot to the head, and wounding Mrs Loughton in the back. Moving towards the rear of the building the gunman shot Mr Elliot in the head, causing serious injuries.

The above sequence is the best the forensic scientists could deduce from the crime scene and there may be small variations, but in the final analysis they matter little. What does matter is that at this precise juncture the gunman had killed twelve victims and wounded a further ten in 15 seconds flat, using only 17 rounds fired from the right hip.

Anonymous said...

During bombomb's hypocritical speech on the Aurora shooting, how many innocent citizens were killed by his endless illegal invasions?

Anonymous said...

Dale's argument:

False choice: stricter regulation of guns or more mental health treatment. HOw about both?

People without guns do not kill in nearly the numbers that people with guns do. But the real difference is gun regulations: who is allowed to have guns and what kind.

Here is the proof: of 35 developed, peer nations, only two have high rates of gun deaths and murder: the US and Russia. The other 33 have much much lower rates of gun homicides, and all have one thing in common: strict gun laws.

In the US, there are about 30,000 gun deaths a year, of which 10,000 are gun murders. The US has 1/3 of all private guns in the world and laws so loose that terrorists, the mentally ill, and criminals can easily get all the weapons they want, including assault weapons, easily and allowed by law(privately or at gun shows).

In Russia, the only other advanced nation with thousands of gun murders, semi-automatic weapons are legal, as in the US. You can buy them for $500. Russia also has very high total homicides and suicides. Like the US, it has a culture of violence reflected in allowing assault weapons.

All other peer nations have stringent controls and some have very few guns, while others have many. All have mentally ill citizens. The only variable is guns laws.

So these 33 nations are overrun with criminals (only criminals will have guns) and violence, right.?

Here are the facts: gun deaths

US 9000 last year (30,000 total gun deaths; 15,000 suicides)

Japan 2 gun murders in 2006, 11 in 2010. (Only 700,000 guns in a population of 126 million).

So they make up for it by murdering with other weapons? 2008: 582 total murders. This is less than die in the US from gun accidents (about 650)

The US had 16,000 total murders (so 2/3 by guns).

The UK has 3.5 million guns and last year had 39 gun murders, and about 600 total homicides.

Spain had about 65 gun murders; Austria had even fewer, and Germany, with 25 million guns (30% ownership) had 158 gun murders in 2010 and a total of 690 murders. Guns are registered and strictly controlled.

The Uk had 14 gun murders last year; Austria had 25.
Only 3 nations had more murders than the US, Thailand, Columbia, and South Africa.(all with violent divisions and poor) No other peer nations of the US (of 35)had more than 270 guns deaths in 2011(Germany).

So all advanced nations, excepting the US and Russia, had from 0 to 270 gun homicides, all with strict gun laws being the only real difference.

Anonymous said...

Dale's pt 2:

What is true internationally is also true among states. " States with higher gun ownership rates and weak gun laws have the highest rates of overall gun death according to a new analysis by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) "

All cars are registered, regulated, and must be insured, yet we let the crazy, terrorists, and criminals get all the guns they want by refusing to strictly regulate gun ownership, who can have weapons and what kind.

And this explains why we murder each other over 90% more than (excepting Russia) all other peer nations, 99% more than many of them. It's not the guns, it's not the's the laws: rational laws reduce gun homicides by 90-99% in 33 other peer nations.

The gun lobby, representing the gun industry (which profits from high murder rates and mass murders which generate sales), always tries to frame the debate as banning guns. No one is promoting banning guns...that is a straw man.
The debate is about rational laws to ban weapons of war (assault weapons) but allow handguns and rifles but with strict and universal regulations.

The argument is simple: do not allow weapons of mass destruction and do not allow the crazy, the criminal, and those on the terrorist list (who now may legally buy guns) to purchase guns.

Don't make it easy for those with evil intent to obtain weapons of mass murder. Right now, we do exactly that, and the result is there will continue to be 10,000 gun murders a year with continued mass murders.

I repeat: no other of the 33 other peer nations which have strict gun laws have any more than 10% (and some only 1%) of the gun homicides as the US.

We can do what they do. It works. We are insane if we do not.

Anonymous said...

And his drone drops on innocent civilians. Very odd that obama/soetoro stopped the investigation into the Ft Hood shooting and gave it less than a passing reference.

L. Charles Burch said...

The fact that the globalist WHO is clamoring for more spending on mental health should raise some red flags in itself. The Batman shooting incident later revealed that Holmes was indeed under psychiatric care before the rampage.

"A major piece of that puzzle involved the package that included a notebook full of violent details that the alleged shooter, 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes sent his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.

In the leaked notes, Holmes allegedly warned Fenton he was going to shoot people and that they contained “violent images.” The package was discovered after the mass shooting at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora during a showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

News reports have already noted today that Fenton, who has kept a low profile since Holmes was named as the shooter, was reprimanded by the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners in 2005 for “prescribing medication to herself, her husband and an employee.”

From; Was Unethical Psychiatrist the “Aurora Massacre” Gunman’s Mind-Control Doctor?

Are we going to subject ourselves to these mental health witch doctors and be turned into mindless zombies? The WHO would love it!

Anonymous said...

These are all MKULTRA programmed assassins compliments of our secret government. These people are not mentally ill as we would define it. They are created multiple personalities.

[quote]The only way to stop these shootings is to make the public realize that "Manchurian Candidates" do exist, and the kids who are committing these tragic crimes are victims of government mind control. The purpose of the shootings is to inflame the public against guns so that they force Congress to pass restrictive gun laws.

Programmed "Manchurian Candidates" as well as political and government leaders whose own personal agendas have been replaced with mind controlled New World Order "overlays", will work in tandem to bring the United States under the iron fisted rule of a One World Government.

There is enough research on mind control to convince any rational person that mind control and programmed assassins exist. Congress will not investigate this. Our Congress is either bribed with money or promises of high positions in the New World Government, or they are blackmailed and/or threatened with death or the death or their loved ones.

One of the places where an investigator can begin research is with Satanic cults and children's mental institutions and in house drug rehabilitation programs. Almost all of the children involved in the school killings had attended a Satanic cult or had been in a mental hospital.. These are the two main ways of programming children without parental knowledge. The local authorities or researchers and investigators need to start there.[/quote]

stevor said...

The Aurora shooting was a False Flag:
Look at the old pictures of James Holmes and this guy “caught”. They have different noses, one having a wide one and the other having a narrow one. Did he get a nose job? Not likely.
Since James’ father was about to blow the lid off the banking industry, did the Elite KIDNAP Holmes, replace him with a drugged out nut and then are holding James hostage so the dad doesn’t testify?
Explain it otherwise!

AdVader said...

defathering/dehumanization, sickening&maddening system&society are making an insane reality, 2 beasts conspiring, femini$$m-samesex-atheism riding U$A-UN destroying the world.

Anonymous said...

I agree that a need exists for more mental health resources. But mental health is not "out there" -- it is an internal condition that can be positively shaped by people having their basic human needs met (extremities in income whether poverty or too much wealth seem to be problems) as well as important support systems including family, friends,etc.

Most people affected by mental illness suffer within themselves rather than actively seek to hurt others. Those who murder (when not in self defense) engage in killing for any number of reasons -- anger, entitlement, sociopathic tendencies. They have mental health issues, no doubt, but they are not insane nor "ill" in the same way as those who suffer from depression and anxiety disorders that can be painful to the individual affected by these conditions.

Murderers (who do so without legitimate provocation) generally have character disorders and a key factor is that they always "project" their issues and pain onto others, resulting in harm to even those who have never done anything to harm them.

The real culprit is our society's glorification of violence and compromise on basic values (due to oppressive and unfair systems that lack justice and promote greed, "anything goes" mentality, etc.). No doubt individuals are responsible for their own behavior, but society plays a far greater role in encouraging mass shootings than mental illness per se, due to the lack of support systems and a "dog-eat-dog" approach in access and distribution of resources. We spend far more on military than social and community support programs.

Anonymous said...

re: Humans and Death (or anything else).

There are currently 7 or so billion humans on the petri-planet Earth. Were the total population to diminish to, say, 2 billion over a century, would anyone care?

The Human psyche is very flexible and quickly adjusts to most prevailing conditions. The Human conscious time frame of relevance is typically from minutes to a few days. Consider prisoners who have spent decades behind bars!

If you find this observation unsettling, not to worry, that too will pass.

rick said...

The US and Russia are home to most of the world gun murders. How is this difficult to understand? The two superpowers built massive amounts of weapons that could destroy the world several times over. The Cold War pitted Americans against Russians on a daily basis. This is why the other countries don't suffer NOT because of gun control.

greg said...

If I could speculate on this issue ....It may be that that real agenda with the batman theater shootings is to secure a more prominent role of psychiatry in the social control of society -especially related to gun ownership .

Using this terrible event as a pretext ,coupled with the ongoing propaganda , calls for disarming millions of Citizens under the rubric that those persons "could" repeat a similar scenario .

Presently the mental health system is geared to producing profit , which entails finding most that seek help "suffering" from some form of "disorder" - be it returning soldiers that experienced trauma , persons grieving the loss of loved ones labled with depression , rambunctious youngsters termed with ADHD or "oppositional defiant disorder". There's also the factor of misdiagnosis and outright fraud .

The much repeated dissemblance that "one in four Americans have some form of mental illness" may be because the net is deliberately fashioned wide -snaring even those that may be just dealing with normal human frailities .

Perhaps the real impetus is to establish life long dependants and to increase the profits of the pharmaceutical industry and their lackeys - while forming a framework for increased harrassment and surveillance of persons deemed to not fit into a preconceived mold .

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