When it comes to problems spoons cause, I could surprisingly list a bunch. I’m not going to do that right now, though. I’ll leave that up to your imagination. I’ll encourage you to imagine how the legality of any inanimate object could be held responsible for its fair share of damage including death.
I’m seeing a lot of comments on the “need for gun control” lately. School shootings are obviously not an acceptable environment for anyone. The “mentally ill” are being referenced frequently, but there is not much mention of the industry that seems to be untouchable and that is Pharmaceuticals.
The difference between the spoon problem and the responsibility that should fall on the shoulders of Pharmaceuticals is that spoons don’t alter your brain chemistry, although I suppose an argument could be made for how food alters your brain chemistry.
I would love to see the conversation shift to how these chemicals are altering brain function when it comes to someone’s decision to pick up a gun and shoot up a school. There have already been studies done on teens and young adults when it comes to anti-anxiety and anti-depression meds. The indication is that suicide rates increase. So when will there be a study on homicide rates or at least the mention of potential correlation?
I’m not going to ramble on this or say much more because the fact of the matter is, there is simply way too much to say for me to appropriately address without writing a book.
But I will say this: The focus is ONLY on gun ownership and how it is the fault of the government or the NRA that these tragedies keep happening.