Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Why Progressives Scream for Gun Control

9/2/19 CNN:
(CNN)The 36-year-old gunman who killed seven people in a West Texas shooting rampage Saturday was already in a "distressed mental state" when he showed up to work, and was fired just hours before the massacre began, the FBI said.
The shootings "did not happen because he was fired," said Christopher Combs, FBI special agent in charge, at a press conference Monday. "When he showed up to work, he was already enraged."
Seth Ator, the shooter, had applied to get a gun but failed a background check, a representative for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said at the press conference.
The ATF, the FBI and the DPS are "aggressively following up on" the source that supplied the firearm to Ator.
The FBI has been searching a property in West Odessa linked to Ator, and Combs called it a "very strange residence" in conditions that "reflect what we believe his mental state was going into this."
Ator, Combs said, was "on a long spiral of going down."
"He's probably been in trouble for a while," Combs said.
Both Ator and his employer, Journey Oilfield Services, called 911 right after the firing, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said.
The sensible alternative to more gun control laws is facing the mental health crisis the ACLU helped create in the 1960s and 1970s.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Sadly I think it’s probably a lost cause. The lefties in the professional psychology community along with those In government, politics and the media strongly oppose any kind of institutionalization or forced treatment and that’s just not likely to change. Plus it aids the gun control agenda.

The “red flag” agenda is really also part of this. It makes no sense to me why someone considered dangerous would not be subject to a psych evaluation hold. They leave them free with lots of other means to do bad things. It’s all about gun confiscation only—that is destroying the Second.

There’s some psychs very active in this. I imagine you know who they are. They are writing books, appearing in the media, giving lectures, impacting policy on the left, etc.

Krakatoa said...

Progressives demand gun control because The Communist Manifesto says so.