It has seemingly become the norm of late for a parent to kill the other parent, or take some other extreme violent action in an effort to keep the other parent away from “my child”. What kind of rational thinking individual believes that such actions are warranted; all in the name of making the other parent suffer. I use the term rational thinking in my own effort to play on this so-called debate over increasing gun control by excluding persons diagnosed with mental health challenges from obtaining clearance. Some behaviors that we tend to justify all in the name of a cause, or just because, clearly indicate a need for some therapeutic intervention. How does one come to the conclusion that the child will do better without the other parent? The child should always have access to the non-custodial parent whenever they want to, just like they have access to the custodial parent. To blatantly lie and report that the other parent is harmful toward yourself and/or the child in an effort to get a restraining order should be an arrestable offense, but also warrant an inquiry into their background of firearm ownership. It should also be reported if one of the parents purchase a firearm on the heels of the issuance of such an order. If we are talking about gun control, should we not be red-flagging potentially hostile custodial cases? There are many situations that can possibly be prevented if there are mandatory reporting practices by entities be it the home, workplace, courts, etc. Homeland Security wants us to report strange and peculiar behavior in areas of travel, and even packages left unattended in common places. Why can there not be a hotline anyone can anonymously call to report such; especially when it is known that the person is a firearm owner? Would this not be a means to prevent a tragic end to some of the recent events that we have seen in the media? There should be an automatic crisis response to any environment where a firearm is registered. That individual should have to submit to some sort of evaluation, determining their psychological status as a result of the current circumstance. This is just as much of a social services problem, as it is a law enforcement issue. But as you can see, social services have been replaced by custody and control. Are we really trying to save lives by avoiding the realities of why we live in such a violent society? America is violent, setting the tone for its citizens; ultimately establishing its use as a means to resolve conflict, even if it is not our own. Families are at war over custodial issues that should remain between the parents of the child; after all they are the ones who created the child and the situation at hand. Family members should be supportive of both individuals, and always encouraging resolve for the sake of the child, they too, profess love for. Killing has become a way of life here in America. The true issue here is not gun control, its self-control.
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