I thought about this blog post today as I read about what happened in Florida. I usually stay out of politics and this blog post I wrote isn’t about politics. It’s just my thoughts about mental illness and guns. I have no idea if the person that did the unthinkable has a mental illness, but for sure it doesn’t help the stigma that we are fighting when the conversation does go towards “if” the gunman is mentally ill. Anyway here are some thoughts I had in October of last year.
I want to preface this blog post with this: I have always been around guns my whole life and I have only known responsible gun owners personally.
I don’t normally write about my political thoughts or positions in my writing here because so much of what I write is about my personal experiences since my diagnosis. I am in no way writing this as a pro-gun position or from a position of anti-gun.
I write this not because of the events of this week, but rather because it is so important that I talk about a specific part of the conversations that are ongoing in the media and social media. I will leave the talking about “gun control” to others who may have better opinions. The tragic events in Las Vegas made me think about a subject that means the world to me; are guns and mental illness a good…
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