a reply to: thinline
That's a lot to answer. I'll try to anyway.
Who gets to decide the definitions?
The same people who decide right now. Isn't that the whole reason we have a criminal justice system?
Would you consider General Grant to be a violent drunk?
Clearly he was. Though he was also in the military. Miltaries are always allowed to have guns. That's kind of the point, isn't it?
Some of #blacklifesmatter call for killing of cops, are they a hate group?
No, but those individuals are. An organization isn't defined by the actions of every one of its members or sympathizers. Otherwise, even the police
would be a hate group since there are many police nationally who get punished for blatant racism.
Also, any individual who makes violent threats is committing a crime. They can be arrested & imprisoned for that. Many convicts are already stripped
of their right to vote, so how would this be any different?
Would gay guys who were charged with sodomy back in the day, not be allowed to own guns or since sodomy isn't considered a sex offence anymore, would
they be allowed their guns back?
In States where it was a crime, they were treated as sex offenders & criminals. so they would've had their guns taken. But in States where it wasn't a
crime, they wouldn't. However now that the laws have thankfully changed, they would get their right to guns back.
Isn't that how it works now? Once something's no longer a crime, the people convicted are often released & have their records cleared of the former
crime. If marijuana/cannabis becomes completely legal tomorrow, wouldn't there be calls to release people tried & convicted under anti-cannabis laws?
and to clear their records?
How about transgender, I have never read a study where psychological counseling wasn't recommended?
What does being transgender have to do with what I said? Being transgender itself wasn't a crime & has nothing to do with being a sex offender. That's
a false argument.
Your a senior in high school and you date a freshmen, should you have your guns taken from you?
That depends. Statutory rape is a murky area because different States have different laws about it. In some States, those teens can get married if she
gets pregnant, if they have parental consent, or if they are within a certain amount of years in age. In other States, it's illegal and is very strict
(like one of them has to be no younger than 17).
In other words, isn't that the whole point in State's Rights? Their leadership gets to decide the details on these things, not me.
Some say spanking is child abuse? Should everyone who spanked a kid not have a gun?
Once again, that depends on the state, city, and county. Different jurisdictions have different laws. If a person can be arrested & imprisoned for it
right now, is it not a crime? Convicted criminals can be stripped of their right to vote in some jurisdictions. So why is it ok to let them keep their
guns but not be able to vote? That seems backwards. Society trusts a convict to legally be able to get a weapon specifically designed for killing
people, but doesn't trust them enough to voice their opinion in society by voting?