Morning Zen ~ Scott Bryant-Comstock ~
For those of you who are celebrating the movement of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (HR 2646) through the House, you might want to watch this commentary by Samantha Bee. And as you do, ask yourself a simple question. How many of the Congressional "Champions" of HR 2646 are speaking out against Assault Weapons? Or even more basic, publicly supporting the change in the federal law that would allow the CDC to conduct research on gun violence?
Remember, the architects of HR 2646 spread their sails on the winds of mass shootings, pairing the need for mental health reform with promises to end public massacres like those that took place at Sandy Hook, Columbine, Orlando and more.
Statement by Congressman Tim Murphy during the markup of HR 2646
“For those children and families, we made a promise: we’re going to fix the broken mental health system. For those innocent people in a movie theatre in Aurora, the grocery store in Tucson, wherever the perpetrator was someone with severe mental illness, for victims and their families we made a promise to deliver treatment before tragedy.”
~ Representative Tim Murphy, PA ~
Warning: This video contains some expletives and profanity in the expression of strong views and opinions that viewers may find controversial.
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President & CEO
Children's Mental Health Network