Dear to whom it concerns,
Out of breath, the first thing I went for was my inhaler. When the inhaler and C-PAP machine didn't help, I realized it was time to say goodbye to the violent but deeply beautiful world I have lived in. Until a paramedic carefully guided a paper bag onto my face and I suddenly could breath again. It was honestly hilarious to find out it was just anxiety. Wow just anxiety, lets just go back to our original routine now.
Fast forward three months, I lost close to a whole 60 pounds. I never felt more robbed of my own skin and bones. I was my own worst enemy. When the anxiety started rubbing away, I became more agitated and mad at every single person that reminded me of my violent childhood. Whoever resembled the unpredictable people I met during my time in the streets was a threat to me.
After being shot at for the second time, I couldn't go anywhere without my firearm near me. After helplessly watching a mother drugged into room full of men, I would never trust the women I love in my life alone again without insisting them to purchase their own personnel firearm for protection.
It was that moment at the same time I never felt more guilty in my life for thinking people with anxiety don't go through anything tough.
I never felt more guilty for using inappropriate words that some people use to define people with mental illness even if it was just for fun.
How dare I, the three words I choose to never forget.
How dare I, have the audacity to even for a second growing up from violent background have the right to believe that people suffering from PTSD are cowards.
How dare I, believe they take everything too serious.
It was until the day I could not breath, I finally listened.
Now you heard my story, multiply it by 1,000,000 and imagine what veterans go through when they come home from doing something humans weren't made to do. Kill.
We need proper amazing mental health care for everyone from DAY ONE. That is the biggest issue with gun violence is that these kids usually don't have a specialist to talk to about why they are feeling a certain way.
Then can we save lives, by also allowing more strict background checks and introducing a whole new kind of mental health care check system perhaps annually after the age of 5.
Why are we advised to get only flu shots every year but not see a therapist?
That question should answer any question you may have for this petition and cause to fight for better mental health care and for the right to defend our lives with lawfully owned firearms.
Why Fight For Guns
Despite googling and trying to find other peoples passions for firearms, (check out https://gunloverspassions.com/) its like tinder for gun lovers. I decided to share my unique love for guns.
I think it was the movie Starship Troopers that really showed me how beautiful action scenes were. But it was in those intense battles and emotional dramas that all had one small object. A gun.
Think about every single time you tell a combat veteren you apprecriate them, how do you think some feel when perhaps firearms is the only outlet of distressing they have? Some people love makeup, some people love football, and some people love shooting firearms. What right do you have to take that away from law-abiding citizens who choose to carry and recreationaly shoot.
But why fight for the right to protect lives with lawfully owned firearms?
"The right of self defence is the ﬁrst law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to conﬁne this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."
- St. George Tucker at the College of William and Mary
"If you love this nation, at all, then reread that and let it soak in. Now stick with me for just a few moments and I’ll show to you why its absurd, this progressive push for gun control."
- Bob at GunSources.com
What they do not count is the number of times a victim saved themselves or someone else by brandishing a firearm, firing a warning shot, or just having their weapon seen in the holster by a criminal. Those numbers would tell a whole different story, one they don’t want you to know.
By all means make it harder to purchase a AR-15, whatever we have to do to keep it away from people who shouldn't have them in the first place. But you cannot sit there and possibly allow people who even suggest to repeal the 2nd amendment to turn your head away from the facts that people like you and me are protected every single day because of guns.
YES. Guns. Guns which all policemen, military, and law-abiding concealed carry holders have. The police was not there when I was shot at, and if I did not brandish my firearm in defense I can 90% guarantee I would not be here today because who knows waht they would do if they didn't see a object of powerful tool of defense in my hand.
Stand UP for the right to DEFEND lives with LAWFULLY owned firearms and create a whole new kind of security force dedicated to the protection of educational institutions. Start a mental health care campaign to make it mandatory for people who want and or own AR-15's to get the same boarding process to become a police officer. Use the same polygraph, psychology review, and strategy we use for new recruits wanting to protect and serve their the United States of America(let the word UNITED tend to your decision) or for people who want to own a high powered rifle. Start FREE annual mental health checks for ALL not just gun owners.
"Because if the nightclub you go to every night or the bank full of money has better security than a school full of children, you know something is wrong."
- Danie Dam
Meet the guy who thought he was going to die
I am currently a full time student at Bellevue College, and several other online insinuations which I will not share because I wait till I am in a rolls Royce to brag about how successful learning on my own online is. I love to retail invest and make money through several different outlets. But nothing is more beautiful and important to me than telling my OWN story, possibly impacting the world positively along the way as well.