none of my two cents will be put into this. Strictly website quotes, I’ll leave the links so you can go read for your damn selves.
“I feel that the gun-free zones and, you know, when you say that, that’s target practice for the sickos and for the mentally ill,” he told CNBC moderators. “They look around for gun-free zones.”
Trump isn’t alone in this belief. In a Washington Post-ABC Newspoll released this week, 63 percent of participants—and 82 percent of Republicans—said mass shootings reflect problems in identifying and treating people with mental-health problems, while just 23 percent said they reflected inadequate gun-control laws.
But mental-health advocates, individuals who suffer from mental-health issues, and the people who support them likely bristled at his remarks. In the United States, one in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, experiencessome form of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nonprofit advocacy group. The mental-health community has long tried to rid the lexicon of language that, while once common, it now considers a driver of stigma against mental illness. She’s psycho. He’s gone mad. They’re sick in the head. A politician more concerned with public perception probably wouldn’t have used the term “sickos.” In fact, if anyone other than Trump had said it, there’s a good chance it would have been deemed a gaffe.”
Mr. Donald, you ain’t seen psycho yet.
“But there’s much more to Trump’s remarks than the question of the “right” or “wrong” language. Trump’s claim that “they”—the sickos— specifically target areas that prohibit guns in order to carry out shootings is a common talking point among many Republicans and gun advocates. Mental-health reform, not gun reform, they say, is the way to solve America’s growing mass shooting crisis.
Trump’s claim also seems to rest on two big myths: that mental illness causes violence or crime, and that the presence of mental health can predict violence.
It has become standard practice to raise the question of the link between mental health and violence after a mass shooting. This makes sense: Few people can fathom a stable, sane individual committing such a horrid crime. “No matter what you do, guns, no guns, it doesn’t matter,” Trump said in August. “You have people that are mentally ill and they’re going to come through the cracks and they’re going to do things that people will not even believe are possible.”
“Trump Said His First Priority If Elected Would Be To “Preserve And Protect Our Religious Liberty….We’re Going To Protect The First Amendment.” At the Iowa Faith and Family Coalition, Breitbart reported: “‘I will protect… because we’re not being protected,’ Trump said, referencing Christians and religious liberty. He said his first priority if elected President of the United States would be to ‘preserve and protect our religious liberty.’ ‘We’ll be fighting as part [of a] common core, and we’re going to protect totally the First Amendment,’ he vowed.” [Breitbart.com, 9/19/2015; Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, 9/19/2015]
“Trump Said “I Would Be Rescinding A Lot Of The Executive Orders [Obama’s] Done…The One Good About Executive Order, The New President, If He Comes In, Boom, First Day, First Hour, First Minute, You Can Rescind Them.” On Face The Nation, Trump was asked: “DICKERSON: “Let me ask you about executive orders in general. Like them, don’t like them, that the president uses them to go around Congress?” TRUMP: Well, I don’t like them. And our country wasn’t based on executive orders. Nobody really knew that we even had an executive order, such a thing. It’s supposed to be you get along with Congress, and you cajole, and you go back and forth, and everybody gets in a room and we end up with deals. And there’s compromise on lots of other things, but you end up with deals. Here’s a guy just goes — he’s given up on the process and he just goes and signs executive orders on everything. DICKERSON: “So, if you were president — you seem like kind of guy if you were president you might use an executive order or two, though.” TRUMP: “Well, I will say this. There’s lot of precedent, based on what he’s doing. Now, some have been — his executive order on the border, amazingly, the courts actually took that back a step and did something that was very surprising, which is, they did the right thing, so that maybe that one — but I would be rescinding a lot of executive orders that he’s done. He just — the one good about executive order, the new president, if he comes in, boom, first day, first hour, first minute, you can rescind them.” [CBS, Face The Nation, 1/3/2016; VIDEO]”
Just fucking read it. If you agree with Donald Trump, please unfollow. I honestly don’t care if I lose 300 followers over this. I can already tell this is going to be bad, friends already pissed off at me for my Snapchats and Facebook status’, and ya know what? IDGAF.
Have a splendid fuckin day.