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My next guest says the president's executive actions on gun control miss the underlying issue.
Behind the tragedies in new -- Arora Tucson.
On treated poorly treated.
Metal elements joining us now psychiatrist member of the Fox's medically team Doctor King -- doctor great to have you here Lou good to see.
The president is talking a -- Gun control he made it is he said he was going to talk about a host of issues but he -- that is focused.
Is policy focus and do is not altered.
-- your your thoughts.
Well that position that we need to move toward gun control in order to control events like Newtown Connecticut.
Is so in error the data is so against that.
That you'd have to conclude if you're reasonable person that the president has hijacked.
Those tragedies in order to advance his desire for gun control.
Controlling weapons isn't -- -- stop mass killings the majority the vast majority of mass killings are not committed to with automatic weapons.
They're committed with handguns or fire or explosives.
You know we had the Tylenol poisonings in this country.
The worst actually school violence was committed in the back in 1972.
I believe it was a 106 those 68 victims and that was explosives it wasn't a gun.
-- yet in an end.
One of the things that -- that I think people are stunned by this -- revelation that more murders were committed last year.
-- with clubs.
Course and hammers.
Then with rifles stuff I'm not from an assault weapons -- -- about right.
It's the common element in the east Porsche is untreated.
Or poorly treated mental illness we deconstruct it aren't higher mental health care system it is in shambles.
And the president's reticence to make of that.
The issue that should be front and center is a defining moment that defines him as unwilling to do the right thing.
To fix what's broken.
Why is his focus.
He's accused them having only one solution to every problem and that's more government.
Do you agree with a -- Absolutely his solution runs psychologically.
In the direction of -- some powering individual.
Every single time.
Why would that be I mean why would you not say there's a law -- you're sitting in the -- nation on earth.
Why would you not embrace those values.
And that history.
In understand he's not he's -- he's a bright man he's got to understand the role of -- -- in this.
He is is he truly -- that Machiavelli and that driven by his own ideological purpose.
I'm certain that's true his number one the autonomy of others did him no favors.
As a kid when he was abandoned.
Again and again by people who were quote -- quote responsible supposed to do the right thing like parents.
So his belief you know what what good is individual autonomy in decision making what good did it do me.
Is what needs to be empowered and all the better if I'm the center.
Of that collective and the most powerful person in it so.
Listen we know historically like if you have someone being beaten in a crowd that's a bad place to be because nobody in the crowd may step forward current people in groups do poorly.
People alone do better they take the initiative to do the right thing this is -- for him a vial concept yeah.
You just reminded me that's something that have noticed over the course of years there was a time we used to talk about self reliance we used to talk about independents.
Is is hallmark so proud of the American experience.
Don't hear that -- I you don't -- art software clients depended standing on your own two feet.
Not counting on that the group of folks standing over there to come to your aid if you get attacked they carry your own business.
The best place you can be when you feel -- empowered is in the office of -- committed psychotherapist who's gonna restore your autonomy.
The reason the president and I've said this before taking heat for the reason the president -- -- taking guns.
And not restoring the mental health care system is because those two things are diametrically opposed.
Literally philosophically at the core of them one is in order to own a gun you have to take responsibility yet be willing to defend yourself.
If you believe there might come a moment -- like we have to step forward and make it terrible decision.
About whether to take a life.
-- defend your family.
That as opposed to so that's we want to take away.
When you empower yourself and you say let's go through my life I really wanna be at the core of myself there won't be able to do what I want to do with my life.
That psychiatry he won't restore that why not well it's very much in keeping with his desire to dis empower.
And empower the state and empower the state doctor gave them more great to have you here -- -- much.
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