Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fuck the NRA for the second time today

But LaPierre in his remarks Friday made clear that the NRA would support a different kind of national database:
“How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame from a national media machine that rewards them with wall-to-wall attention and a sense of identity that they crave, while provoking others to try to make their mark? A dozen more killers, a hundred more? How can we possibly even guess how many, given our nation’s refusal to create an active national database of the mentally ill?”
Found in this article HERE

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So what would the criteria be for your database, asshole? Who would determine what constitutes mental illness? Are you willing to leave that decision up to the government? Are you advocating that Doctor/Patient confidentiality be thrown out the window? Would my stance against the government be considered paranoia? Lots of questions here, bud.

Would I be on that list? I take a low dose of a mood elevator and I take a half dose of a prescription sleep aid to help me stay asleep at night. Would that make me mentally ill?
I don't take the mood elevator because I'm prone to rage - I started taking it when I was going through a divorce several years ago and I found that I like my personality better when I'm taking it so I continued to take it by my own choice. My doctor wanted to take me off of it when my ex was finally out of my life but I have a Type A personality and with the Lexapro, I find I don't sweat the small shit. It makes life easier on me, not everybody else so I chose to continue to take it.
I've never been committed to a behavioral health center, I've never seen a psychologist or psychiatrist yet I can guarantee you that there are more than a few lawmakers that would say that I shouldn't be allowed to own firearms because of mental illness due to the medications I take.