"Pill Haters", Turn it up to full blast, Let's Take Their Cars.Submitted by Smudge Pot on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:49
A recent post lamented that "pill haters" are responsible for a new push to disarm persons taking SSRIs and other drugs. I hadn't picked up on this but apparently the new NY SAFE Act requires mental health providers inform authorities of patients taking them.
New York has begun such confiscations. First cases are emerging. It's happening.
I must admit, I hadn't considered "blaming the other" in our pointing out it's not libertarians with guns killing people in mass shootings, it's people on SSRI's with guns killing people in mass shootings. More specifically it's YOUNG PEOPLE on SSRI's with guns killing people in mass shootings.I guess I hadn't thought through the ramifications of it not being COMPLETELY OBVIOUS that young people on these drugs are best kept away from firearms.
As I thought it COMPLETELY OBVIOUS that we need to keep spreading the word these drugs are very, very DANGEROUS and that people taking them need to be monitored. These meds need to be adjusted, these people need help beyond meds to recover or compensate.
To those of you on these meds such preaching comes a little late. And I'm not gonna suggest these drugs aren't helpful to some people or that they have legitimate applications. What I am gonna suggest is the law be evenly applied and perhaps you can get behind this one.
If you can't own a gun on these pills why should you be able to own a car? A much more deadly object in our society and while we're at it, let's go ahead and deprive these people of hammers, baseball bats and knives. I think that takes care of the top 5 or so objects most commonly used to kill people.
Here's where the fun comes in. See we all know how prevalent these drugs are and the higher you go up the income scale the more likely you are to find them. Judges, cops, politicians, clergy, school teachers, half the nation is knocked up on this stuff.
AND I THINK THEY NEED TO HAVE SOME RIGHTS TAKEN AWAY.
No more guns, no more driving, no operating potentially dangerous equipment (says so right on the bottle), no kitchen knives, let's just rule out sports altogether, no smoking no drinking no sex.
Yeah I just threw sex in there for good measure. You always have to have a bargaining chip to throw away in negotiations. And warning, possible side effects of this treatment might be waking up and realizing that when you take rights from others you eventually lose them yourself.
Now to get warmed up, before we start drafting proposed legislation and we fire up the petitions, I suggest we all spend at least 5 minutes a day screaming BUT IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN into the mirror at the tops of our lungs for at least five minutes a day.
Poster jbkibs warned me that this whole discussion is a slippery slope but we're already sliding. Sometimes when you are sliding down a slippery slope the only way to regain control is to hit the gas.