Bobby Jindal On Guns And Mental Health: Thanks For Outing Yourself As A Collectivist, Bobby

BY Herschel Smith
4 years, 2 months ago

The Des Moines Register:

States should take a closer look at how people with mental health issues are flagged in a federal background check system required for firearms purchases, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday.

Jindal was speaking during the last stop in a five-day trip to Iowa — his first since a man opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater, killing two women before turning the gun on himself.

“There was a shooting in Lafayette and the shooter in that case, I believe, should’ve been involuntarily committed to a mental health hospital and shouldn’t have been able to buy a gun,” the Republican candidate for president told the Westside Conservative Club at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale.

In 2013, Jindal signed off on two laws that improved Louisiana’s reporting requirements to ensure the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system was receiving information when a person lost their gun rights due to a mental health issue. He said other states should follow Louisiana’s example.

“I’m not for taking any rights away from law-abiding citizens,” Jindal said. “Those that were involuntarily committed, those records were supposed to be going into the national background check. That wasn’t always happening.”

My goodness he has a lot of faith in the “mental health” profession and system for someone who isn’t trying to take rights away from law abiding citizens (and I like the word “peaceable” better than “law abiding”).

As I’ve said before, “As for those who believe in the so-called mental health “sciences,” you may as well believe in voodoo and bow down and worship totem poles or cut your wrists like the prophets of Baal for a god who isn’t there.  The mental health “sciences” is the refuge of collectivists and scoundrels.”

Thanks for outing yourself as a collectivist, Bobby.  It’s always easier when y’all self-identify.


Comments

  1. On August 13, 2015 at 7:44 am, madoradataman said:

    We ought to treat Bobby J. charitably — for now.

    A lot of people haven’t caught-on (YET) that going after the mentally ill is not going to decrease gun violence — or any other kind of violence — to any significant degree. Not everyone has even been exposed to the notion that the mentally ill are usually no more violent than the rest of us. Illegal violence is the result of a choice to do evil — whether you’re “sane” or not.

    We also have to emphasize our caution that decisions about who is or is not “sane” are not wrapped in the judicial safeguards that exist for criminal or even civil actions (which are themselves, often abused).

    I agree that Bobby J. probably misspoke; but I’m not YET ready to brand him a collectivist — just ignorant and uneducated about some things — like all of us.

  2. On August 13, 2015 at 8:24 am, Fred said:

    psychiatry is the modern equivalent of the the village witch doctor. oogah – boogah throw your first born virgins into the burning cauldron to appease your feelings about your mommy not being nice to you. Hey do you want to get right, be right and stay right. Christ Jesus is the only way my friends.

  3. On August 13, 2015 at 10:42 am, Backwoods Engineer said:

    > I like the word “peaceable” better than “law abiding”
    As do I. There are too many unconstitutional laws these days, and I do not “abide” them.

    Tying mental health to firearms ownership will ensure that millions of people will never go to a psychologist or psychiatrist, or even a counselor, for fear of losing their means to defend themselves from the government’s cultivated criminals. This was stupid in 1968, and it is stupider now. If someone requires a custodian, LOCK THEM UP. Otherwise, leave them the heck alone.

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