Red Flag Red Flag Laws
Growing up with a mom who was a nurse and several aunts... then my sister... then my sister in law... LOL! (If you live in a medically inclined home similar to mine, you know what I'm saying!)
Hell! Even my hubs has emergency medical training and is a Safety Facilitator for a large company. LMAO!
MEDICAL CRAP IS ALL AROUND ME ALL THE TIME!!! (Constantly picking band-aids off the damn floor! How many of you have a blood pressure cuff and fainting tabs just hanging out in your bathroom closet, next to the toilet paper, Benadryl and travel defibrillator? Y'all have suture kits, too?)
In college, my medical training was where I studied Psychology- Abnormal, being my favorite. I suggest everyone take a class or two in their life. SERIOUSLY!
Being that I'm surrounded with medical folks and then my own studies, can't help but call Bull Caca on a topic 90% of us Gun Nuts are against...
RED FLAG LAWS!!!
Red Flag Laws, by definition are gun control laws that permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves. (via Wikipedia)
Hmmm... so, pretty much, crazy mofos can have their firearms taken away.
I am sure you've heard (or used) the line, "Well, if you have a neighbor that thinks you're crazy or pissed at you cause you didn't return a tape measure, they can just call the cops, paint some picture that you're completely insane, then the PoPo will come and take you away... along with your guns!"
*Shrugs* Its a legit explanation as to why RFLs are completely asinine, but, in essence, the law is to "CONTROL" folks who certain other folks deem "CRAZY."
What is Schizophrenia?
I am sure you've heard of Schizophrenia. You've heard folks call others "Schizos," and many, if not ALL, psycho thriller killer movies are based around the condition. Let's talk about it a little bit more, shall we?
Schizophrenia by definition is, a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. (via Oxford)
Did you know that the exact causes of Schizophrenia are unknown?
Emotional, environmental, physical, genetic, psychological and other sociological factors are THOUGHT to effect a person enough to develop the condition.
Did you know, that the "best" time for the condition (any mental condition) to settle into the psyche of a person is during their teen years?
Because the mind is in constant growth and when a person hits their teens, more prominent life stressers occur, and making them more vulnerable to certain socioeconomic conditions.
And guess what!?!