Licensed Clinical Social Worker Mike Arieta offers context in the Las Vegas Shooting

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium Online

Following the horrible events of the mass shooting at Las Vegas Nevada, we turn to Licensed Clinical Social Worker Mike Arieta who is a longtime friend to offer some context. 

The following audio podcast is part one of our conversation covering such issues as mental health and gun rights. Mike is the founder of New Path Counseling in Apple Vally Minnesota. 

Stay tuned for part two of our conversation with Mike Arieta.

Mike talks at length about gun control on his own blog. We’ve included an excerpt of that blog below.


Mike Arieta is an Independent Clinical Social Worker (M.S.W., LICSW, LCSW), Mike holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Mike has also completed the PACC certificate for Permanency and Adoption Competency through the University of Minnesota. Mike is the creator of New Path Counseling.

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Helpless and Terrified: Life Without the Gun

by Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online

Need a reason to keep an AR-15? Here's one: a muslim child holding the head of a slain Iraqi man.

Need a reason to keep an AR-15? Here’s one: a muslim child holding the head of a slain Iraqi man. -photo credited to proud dad.

Helpless and terrified, Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities are fleeing to the hills to avoid the perilous onslaught of the ruthless Islamic state. If they had AR-15s or AK semi-automatic rifles, they might be able to defend themselves somewhat.


Meanwhile and arrogant and misguided US administration ignores the problem too long, abandoning Iraq along with heavy weapons and vehicles to the enemy, who gleefully used the armaments to enforce sharia law and hunt down anyone who gets in their way.


The Kurds, not as gullible or helpless, are meeting the threat head on; are even making headway as the face off the Islamic extremists. They didn’t believe the promises of the US government that they would take care of the Kurds. The Kurds of Kurdistan, located in Northern Iraq,  placed their faith in themselves.


And that is the take-away for us here at home in the US. A federal judge has ordered that AR-15s and AKs are not covered under the Constitutional protection of the 2nd Amendment. She decided all on her own, this judge, that Americans don’t need them and therefore shouldn’t have them. Read the full article about the case in the Washington Times here. 


Simultaneously, armed men in Ferguson, Missouri are defending their businesses from looters. The neighbors who without weapons  are helpless to defend their homes and shops as an overwhelmed police force who can’t be everywhere at once, struggle to get the violence under control. Read more about this incident here.


Who needs an AR-15 or AK-47 style semi-automatic rifle. The answer is: I do. That should be the answer to any politician, local or federal, who attempts to seize our guns and make us defenseless. Chances are, hopefully, you won’t need your AR for anything other than plinking at the range. Hopefully your fire extinguisher is left idle as well. You don’t buy these things because you are certain there will be a fire or a riot; you get them because the danger exists.


In Ferguson, a black kid was shot. As a result, the black community in their anger took it upon themselves to decimate their own neighbors and steal their neighbors’ property before burning their shops.


In Iraq, the US and other nations are dropping food and water on refugee camps in the mountains. What they should be dropping is guns and ammo to fend off the Islamic State, who gleefully post online the child of an Islamic fighter lifting up the severed head of a man they killed.


Meanwhile in the United States there are many walled settlements of Islamic communities totally dedicated to Sharia Law. US law enforcement aren’t allowed to patrol those communities. What is going on in there. Are they planning Jihad against their neighbors? Likely, but if that’s the case, are you ready to defend your home, or are you just going to submit to the politicians will and let Muslims relocate or kill you?


I for one am tired of the “religion of peace”! So is Israel. They have to defend themselves daily against a regime of terrorists who would rather spend millions of dollars the US gave them to fund terrorist tunnels rather than infrastructure to support a healthy community.


What’s next? Will the president ever stop playing golf and do his job of defending the country. Not likely. So why we wait, why don’t you prepare yourself and go to your local gunshop and get an AR, before they’re all gone.


Don’t believe me? Think you don’t need an AR to defend your life and your liberty. Watch the videos I’ve attached below.

Communism Survivor Testifies for the 2nd Amendment.

African American explains how his AR-15 saved his home when an armed mob came to break into his house.

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“Gun Free Zones” Once Again a Magnet for Violence in Navy Yard Shooting

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

Remington 870 shotgun like the one used at the Navy Yard shooting.

Remington 870 shotgun like the one used at the Navy Yard shooting.

Would it surprise anyone to learn that Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was the subject of an investigation 6 weeks before the shootout in which he killed 12 people and in which he himself was killed?

According to a report from Fox News, that’s exactly what happened. A police officer following up on a complaint spoke to Alexis. The man told the officer he was hearing the voices of three people who were talking through the walls of his hotel room and keeping him awake with vibrations from microwaves. See the full story from Fox News reporter Jana Winter here.

The big questions here is, why do people with obvious mental health issues continually sneak through background checks and obtain fire arms and why was it that the Navy seemingly did not follow up on this IT subcontractor who was issued a DOD Secret Clearance to work on the base?

An even larger question perhaps is, why do we continually listen to the anti-gun politicians and celebrities who want to rob us of our rights and tell us the government will take care of us and the world will be safer if we all just disarm?

I would contend that if a man with mental illness can shoot up a Navy outpost with impunity then we are not safer for obeying the current paradigm and leaving our guns at home. If you are not safe at a military base, where can you be safe?

It should be obvious to everyone that so-called gun free zones don’t work as intended. Instead of being safe havens free of violence, they instead become a magnet for chaos from the criminally insane and mischievous that wants to cause harm to the innocent.

I further contend that gun rights are not negotiable. We should be arming our Soldiers and Sailors to keep them and us safe, and legislation should be enacted to put temporary holds on people with severe mental illness to prevent them from obtaining firearms.

In the wake of this tragedy, the left leaning main stream media again attempts to persuade the people into the erroneous thinking that guns, particularly assault weapons are the problem. That is why once again they attacked the AR-15 as the culprit weapon of the attack when it turns out that the shooter used a Remington 870 pump action shot gun, a weapon designed for hunting. Both CNN and The New York Daily News reported that the AR-15, like the one allegedly used in other mass shootings was also used in this incident, which the FBI later debunked. See The Blaze article here. It would be laughable how the mainstream always seems to get it wrong if it were not so tragic.

If we are to be truly safe, we must turn away from voices that say that we are nothing more than evolved animals and that there is no higher power to which we are accountable. That leaves us with a society bereft of any moral core and opens the door for violence. If I am not held accountable in the next life, then who is to stop me from taking advantage in this one? We should also stop listening to the voices of people who want to take our guns away. If you aren’t safe on a military base like Fort Hood or the Washington Navy Yard, then you aren’t safe anywhere. Buy a gun, get training on how to use it safely, and start carrying it with you where ever you go.

Until society changes, we must change our selves to be prepared for a society that is broken. Heaven help us.

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