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While the hotly contested debate continues, “Do guns people or do people kill people,” there is one point that that no one can deny: mass murderers obviously lack the necessary mental health skills to cope with everyday life and society. If politicians focus on strengthening mental health facilities and the government pours more resources into mandatory health training, a significant number of gun shootings are avoidable.

The problem with simply denying gun rights to the general population is that people that suffer from mental illness will simply use other deadly forces to carry out their psychotic plans. This was proven in China when a man took a knife and slashed 22 children and one adult. In a separate attack, a girl and three adults were violently murdered with an axe, and a box cutter incident left eight children wounded.

In fact, the latest shooting involving Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old that is responsible for the recent attacks at the University of Santa Barbara, reported that he felt such intense rage and hatred that he felt propelled to write a 107,000-word manifesto. Feeling rejected by women, Rodger targeted a fraternity, ultimately killing six people.

The one thing these incidents all have in common is mental illness and instability.

Unfortunately, a necessary article that is severely lacking under Obama Care is mental health services. The administration says it makes them readily available, but yet delayed medical treatment combined with doctors’ fears to prescribe addictive medications is ruling mental health treatments. Many doctors express concern that their records will be subject to scrutiny by government officials. Instead of providing the necessary levels of care that mental health providers need to offer, the government ties these professionals’ hands, forcing them to enter a sea of bureaucratic red tape.

Instead, many insurance companies claim that medications are too expensive and they require that patients try three or four different antidepressants. Unfortunately, not all antidepressants work with body chemistries, meaning that some are actually more harmful than good. For example, Lexapro has a new generic equivalent – escitalopram – yet most insurance companies require that patients try three to four prior antidepressants, that have more side effects, before approving this drug. A 30-day supply of this generic drug costs less than $2 a month. Doctors agree this new medication is far superior to other antidepressants, but unfortunately, a suffocating amount of paperwork makes it impossible for patients to simply try this medication first.

Techna Clip urges lawmakers to promote mental health safety instead of simply focusing on anti-gun agendas. Techna Clip supports Americans right to bear arms and defend themselves against force and tyranny. They offer a selection of LCP Ruger accessories, including the Ruger LC9 gun clip.

 

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