Category Archives: Animal Cruelty and link to Violence

How do we DISARM America?

THE QUESTION NO ONE IS ASKING… HOW DO WE DISARM AMERICA?
We cannot create a proviso that gun owners, sport shooters and hunters are all OK … but only semi-automatic weapons are the problem. Those are the very people who buy them – sports shooters, gun owners and hunters all use semi-automatic weapons.  Semi-automatic pistol, semi-automatic rifle, semi-automatic shotgun.  Lots and lots of semi-automatics out there used and purchased by gun owners, sport shooters and hunters.
I think a vast majority who are opposed to semi-automatics – in their mind’s eye – envisualize the AR 15 when they use the words semi-automatic. Hand guns are semi-automatic too.
[The term semi-automatic means 1 squeeze on the trigger, one shot fired and performs all steps necessary to prepare it to discharge again—assuming cartridges remain in the firearm’s feed device. A hand gun is a semi-automatic weapon.  One squeeze one shot.]
WHEN someone says they want a ban on all semi-automatic guns but they have no problem with gun owners, sport shooters and hunters – does that mean they don’t plan on infringing on those groups “pleasure” or are they saying no one is permitted to own a gun.
THEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM, AND THE LOOPHOLES
If we stopped all gun manufacturing to the general public – right now – we’d still have too many in our country – about 700,000 conservatively.
THE QUESTION IS HOW DO WE DISARM AMERICA.
If you still permit gun enthusiasts, sport shooters, hunters to buy and own semi-automatics … you will not make a bit of difference out there.
The only exception should be the military and para-military … and every weapon must be accounted for (yeah they need to account for them).
The gun mfgs are obligated to comply with the law, and are permitted to manufacture and sell semi-automatic weapons for the general market – not automatic (except for the military).
What no one is talking about is the AFTER-MARKET VENDORS who provide the KITS to change these weapons very easily to make them automatic weapons. Continual firing. SHUT THEM DOWN TOO.
Everyone is looking at the AR-15, M16, in their mind’s eye when they are thinking of semi-automatic rifles. The assault weapons contracted by the military with the gun mfgs has the option – with the flip of a switch – to go from semi-automatic (1 shot at a time) to fully automatic (unload a clip with one pull).
BUT A PERSON CAN BUY THE KITS TO MAKE A SEMI-AUTOMATIC INTO AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON ONLINE OR THROUGH GUN MAGAZINES., ETC.
And when someone says they don’t have a problem with hunters  – who kill – that person has no problem with killing.  Except if it is a human. KILLING IS KILLING IS KILLING IS KILLING.

MASS KILLERS START WITH ANIMALS

All recounted animal torture as their first violent act.

Animal abuse is often the first sign of serious disturbance among adolescent and adult killers.

When counselors at several federal penitentiaries evaluated inmates for levels of aggression, 70% of the most violent prisoners had serious and repeated animal abuse in their childhood histories.

Troubled children are much more likely to mistreat animals.  While less than 5% of U. S. children are estimated to have intentionally hurt an animal, for children at mental health clinics, animal cruelty rates range from 10 to 25%.  Prof. Frank Ascione at the University of Denver and Prof. Arnold Arluke at Northeastern University estimate that one in four children and adolescents with conduct disorder have abused animals.  Children who have been physically abused and exposed to domestic violence are at even higher risk.  In an assessment of 1433 children ages 6 to 12, Ascione found that among abused children, 60% had abused animals. 

Improving diagnosis.  Mental health professionals seldom ask routinely about animal abuse. Increasing awareness of the need to do so can pick up early indications of the problem.

Cross reporting. Since animal abuse and domestic violence are linked, child protective services and animal welfare groups are training together to recognize and report both human and animal victims.

Ensuring treatment. Several states are mandating evaluation and counseling for individuals convicted of animal abuse.

When we keep animals safe from harm, we also help keep children and adults safe.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/why-the-wild-things-are/201302/do-mass-killers-start-out-harming-pets