Hi everyone just thought I would link you to an article in the British Daily Telegraph which is of interest and is one of the few which I have seen lately which speaks some sense (in my humble opinion!) ....
This is not the norm as unfortunately most of the mainstream media is liberal and also does not tend to run this kind of angle. On another note, I can see your laws going the way of ours where there is not an outright ban but just a chipping away with restrictions here and there on magazine capacity, type of gun, then caliber, then where you can keep them etc etc etc till they haven't actually banned guns but it becomes impossible to own or use them. I really fear the way this is going on your side of the pond. All the best, Chris.
After the various tragedies involving young men (historically the most emotionally unstable demographic) with weapons, one has to ask what trigger is causing the complete psychotic break necessary for these atrocities? Is it chemical in nature? I've looked, but can find nothing in either case where their medications are listed. Let one kid involved in a shooting test positive for pot and the entire nation knows it, what about prescribed anti-depressives?
I suspect we are reaching a 'perfect storm' scenario where culture, societal expectation and rampant unemployment are going to spur more and more of these. Whether they use a firearm, vehicle, explosive or machete will only depend on availability. The trigger is the concern and what needs to be addressed, not the method used. I suspect the trigger can be activated by manipulation of medications, the interaction between many drugs is known and routinely warned about in medical literature. I suspect, indeed pray, this is purely unintentional but needs to be identified nonetheless.
Applying the 7 steps to Kevin Bacon, is it really a stretch to believe a subsidy to one company and an investigation in another could cause a shift in prescribing based on brand available, to cause instability in an already unstable psyche?