When are we going to start talking about mental illness and helping people and stop talking about the second amendment?

Two people were murdered in cold blood this morning. A third was injured. The fiance of the photographer ( I don’t want to use the word shooter here so I don’t confuse anyone). The fiance of Adam Ward was in the control room and saw the entire thing happen in front of her eyes. Alison Parker, newly engaged.  Her fiance send her off to work after he made her breakfast. These people had parents, families , friends and its heartbreaking. I’m so sorry.

You wake up in the morning and you go off to work and you never go home because someone filled with rage kills you. Someone with a long history of rage that just got worse and worse every day.

We have tendency to move away from people with rage. We need to move towards them and get them the help they need.

I don’t want to talk about guns. I’m so sick about talking about guns. I bet all those politicians that want you to have your guns would never let you bring your gun to their rally. Hell, they won’t even let  protesters in. They put them in “free speech zones.” So when they tell you they want you be able to bring your guns anywhere it’s a bold outright lie. Smarten up your being pandered to.

I don’t want to talk about guns.

I want to talk about mental illness.

Why can’t we talk about mental illness?

What the shooter did (Person with the gun not the camera). He went after his two co workers at their interview (shoot) and then he put his murderous video on line and he made sure it would go viral.

This is a person filled with rage.

He was let go from his job. They knew he was unstable. He said he was ready to go “boom!” This was not the first time.

I don’t know if he ever went to look for help or he had friends or family and I am in no way making excuses for his behavoir.

What I am responding to is the fact that this person had so much rage that he acted out on it by killing two innocent people and injuring another because he had no way to deal with this any other way?

Sort of like when people kill themselves because they feel that this there is no way out.

No one should feel like there is no way out or no place to go.

no one.

Which brings me to this.

This is the 11th circuit opinion of the Gloc vs Docs case. Thank you Brady Center to End Gun Violence.

http://www.bradycampaign.org/sites/default/files/Eleventh-Circuit-Opinion-7-25-14.pdf

It’s very long. It’s also very incomplete. The Judges do not seem to understand the context of this issue which is not really Doctor’s offices. They don’t seem to understand that happy nurses, physical therapists, social workers and home health aides as well as caremanagers, casemanagers go out to peoples houses to take care of them.

If this law stands we really cannot ask about guns. I’m not sure why we can’t just ask if they have any weapons. The NRA surely does not care about knives and hitting people on the head with teapots or even spritzy spray (wouldn’t kill you but would certainly hurt your eyes). We just want to make sure that no one gets hurt including ourselves.

Please take the time to read the opinion. Can you write judges? Do they take letters?

Today two young talented news persons were killed in cold blood. One innocent person was injured.

Here is card you can sign from the Brady campaign. Please sign it and send your sympathies.

http://actions.bradycampaign.org/page/s/Roanoke-Virginia-shooting

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Now lets put our heads together and talk about mental illness.

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