Gun Control advocates have recently begun a push to make a connection between guns and the healthcare system. Guns have become the new "boogey-man," the cause of all of society's problems, and by banning them, liberals believe that they can create a peaceful society. By exploiting guns as the focus of society's ills, liberals can ignore the real problems plaguing society: the problems that half a century of progressive ideology has created.
This is why they are so keen to once again bypass the U.S. Constitution and impose their view of society upon all Americans. And with the overarching authority given to the federal government under the new ObamaCare legislation, they are beginning to see a way to use the healthcare system to restrict the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
Albert Bender, a Cherokee activist, journalist, historian and grant writer recently stated his belief that guns are the cause of what he sees as most of America's problems, past and present. He seemed almost paranoid in his belief that everything from slavery to problems endemic to the Native American society were the cause of guns. And it is not only guns that are the problem, according to Mr. Bender, it is guns in the hands of white Americans.
This senseless tirade included a series of disparate statistics and ridiculous accusations, including the blaming of Ronald Reagan for the current problem California faces with the mentally ill roaming their streets. And like all good little liberals, Mr. Bender also blames the faceless, monolithic "arms industry;" which he accuses of "opting for profit over humanity...[and which] makes billions on the sale of arms to hate-filled racists..."
The only important statistic is that "approximately 86 Americans die each day by gunfire," but Mr. Bender conveniently left out the fact that each of these deaths occurred at the hands of a person who did not care about the law. Those who kill almost 30,000 Americans each year are criminals, they live outside the law and most obtained their guns through illegal means. These are exactly the type of social predators that Americans need guns to protect themselves from. Although Mr. Bender wanted to create fear his readers with an outrageous statistic, the fear that Americans experience is the fear of these evil people, not the guns that can protect them.
After attempting to create a sense of fear toward guns, and outrage toward white gun owners, Mr. Bender then slips in, almost as an afterthought, his real intention: to connect gun violence and health care. He asks if, when a "white male misanthrope... hates and kills everyone. Is it just untreated mental illness." And then proposes a "National Commission on Hate Crimes and Mental Health," as well as the tired old demands of the liberal left to "tighten gun laws," reduce public access to guns, ban assault weapons, as well as large capacity ammo clips.
Gun control advocates like Mr. Bender seem to be demonstrating paranoid behavior toward guns and gun owners, particularly white ones. With this latest attempt to connect guns and healthcare, it only proves that they will stop at nothing to impose their fear of guns upon the rest of America. And the fact that they never stop, and constantly find new ways to try to restrict the Constitutional rights of their fellow Americans, reveals that they are not able to accept the reality of American society.
If anyone is in need of mental health care, it is those who display absolute ideological adherence to the fallacious liberal belief that removing guns from society will remove violence. American gun owners are not in need of help, they already have all the help they need.