Are we supposed to assume that brain is diseased in some way? Because I see nothing to indicate it is anything more than a perfectly normal brain. Why is Gorrell making us fill in the blanks for him?
And since brains can’t do anything by themselves (they need tools, first of which is a body surrounding/supporting them), I’d say the gun poses the bigger threat. After all, guns only exist in order to inflict pain and death (or to threaten it).
But let’s say Gorrell is right. Let’s say the human brain is somehow more threatening. In this case, we as a society need to get serious about treating our mentally ill. We need to reopen all the mental health institutions Reagan shut down, we need to hire hundreds (if not thousands) of psychologists and psychiatrists and have them ready to offer their services to anyone who needs it, anytime. We need a society where anyone who needs help can find it, before they lash out at innocent people in violent ways.
And hell, while we’re providing total mental health care for the public, why don’t we throw in total physical health care as well? Many cases of mental illness are related to physical issues like an imbalance in one’s brain chemistry. Psychologists would need access to medical equipment for proper diagnoses, hospital beds for people that need extended treatments, pharmaceuticals to prescribe… If we’re going to set up all the government-run mental health professionals in hospitals, we might as well socialize the hospitals themselves.
BOB GORRELL IS RIGHT! WE NEED UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE AND WE NEED IT NOW!
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