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originally posted by: joemoe
The current NIC check already does this and it works. The only improvement that it may need is a better way of reporting cases of mental health.
Why is there a current epidemic that requires this. A firearm is use for self protection and what good is it if we cannot have it with us. Even the liberal estimate from National Crime and Victimization Survey estimate that there are more than 200k Defensive Gun Use every year, that's may time more than murders with firearms. The only problem here is that you have a fear of firearms and that you do not trust other around you with them.
The problem with your argument is the government's guns are way bigger than yours.
actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.).
synonyms: contravene, violate, transgress, break, breach.
Act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on.
"his legal rights were being infringed"
synonyms: restrict, limit, curb, check, encroach on
What I do have a problem with is people who consider a written piece of legislation that lacks any type of restriction or exception clause to be regarded as untouchable and beyond revisiting, even considering the vastly different context and duration of time from when it was written...those people feeling they are entitled to force that belief on others or prevent others from criticising people in power who hold similar views to theirs. Yeah, people with that sort of mindset are dangerous!
If you are choosing to uphold a right for the mere fact you have that right, how can you say that right is worth upholding?
originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: intrptr
So we are under the impression that our siblings, parents, community members could be weaponized against us?
Government tyranny is almost the rule, not the exception, use of force wouldn't even surprise me a little... But our own family and friends? That's paranoia, to me, but I guess I am not deeming it an invalid thought process.
while I am actually very for it - I'm more libertarian and believe less government control over our daily lives is necessary for freedom to be the best it can be.
originally posted by: neo96
Why do we need the second amendment?
Anyone that's seen what went on in ... UC Berkeley wouldn't ask such a question.