The fact that a minor can purchase a gun, but not alcohol or cigarettes certainly suggests a revision in gun laws seems necessary. While the youth of the past that endured the infancy of our nation may have needed those rights to protect themselves, that is no longer the case. Rights absolutely need to be protected, but technology changes how that all works. You can do far more damage with a computer than you can with a gun.
Both sides of this argument make sense: protect our rights vs. protect our children. The problem with this whole gun control debacle is that it has become the only discussed topic behind the ever-increasing rate of mass shootings. That is all we are looking at and everything else is being ignored.
Reforming gun laws will not solve the problem, especially since it is not the real reason we are witnessing a rise in mass shootings.
Nearly every mass shooter over the past 20 years was actively taking some form of psychiatric drugs/opioids.
Check out the below graph … notice the spike in 2015:
Now check out this graph of mass shootings … again notice the spike in 2015:
Even mainstream media touches upon the fact that the majority of these shooters are suffering from mental illness. Newsweek correlates a rise in mass shootings to the closure of mental health facilities.
- As of now, we have 1 million children under the age of 6 on psychiatric drugs. Almost 300k of those children are under a year old. Babies – prescribed psychiatric drugs. That number grows to over 4 million in children from ages 6 – 12.
- 1 in 6 Americans is on a prescribed opioid. That ratio is much greater when considering many are consuming these pills illegally.
- One person dies every 20 minutes to an opioid-related death. In 2016 we lost more people to opioids than the Iraq and Vietnam wars combined.
“For the vast majority of patients, the known serious and all-too-often-fatal risks far outweigh the unproven and transient benefits,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC director.
“We know of no other medication routinely used for a nonfatal condition that kills patients so frequently,” Frieden and a colleague wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The problem is pharmaceutical companies have succeeded where tobacco companies failed.
Over the past couple of decades, pharmaceutical companies have taken control of the healthcare system, flooding the US with opioid painkillers. Then illicit drug traffickers (CIA) followed suit, inundating the country with heroin and other illegally produced opioids, particularly fentanyl, that people could use once they ran out of painkillers or wanted something stronger.
Open up the textbook at any major university responsible for educating our doctors and you will find that the publisher is either a bank, pharmaceutical company or Rockefeller foundation.
Do you know how much education your average doctor receives in nutrition?
We now live in a reality where we have more evidence for aliens existing than we do for what prescription pills actually do to our bodies.
We don’t have a gun law problem, we have a pharmaceutical problem.