a reply to: JBurns
If a person is on disability for say, a back injury, should they be denied access to purchasing a fire arm, especially for protecting themselves.
Now, If a person is convicted of battery domestic or otherwise or any other violent crime, even if they served their time, I would think their rights
to gun ownership should be taken away. And if a person is found to be or has in the past been mentally diagnosed with psychosis or other type of
mental illness like Bi-polor disorder, Sociopath, or duel personality syndrome, and the like. I would surely want to see their rights to purchase
fire arms curtailed.
Now a person like my son who is diagnosed with Phelan-McDermid Sydrome. If when he is older and can show mental maturity and understanding he should
be allowed to purchase but he should undergo evaluation every year as a precaution. Most with his condition as they get older show they have very
docile personalities. Currently my son knows what a gun is and knows what it can do and wont touch one even if you offer to let him hold it. But a
Nerf gun on the other hand he knows it wont hurt anyone and loves to play with them. So even with his intellectual Disability he knows the difference
between a toy and a real gun, he wont even touch or handle a BB gun (pistol or rifle). He doesn't mind changing the targets for his sisters and knows
to clear the range, he wont even attempt to pick it up let alone shoot it, because he knows it can hurt.
I also fully agree with #1 and #2 listed in your post Gun ownership should vary from State to State but background checks should be handled by the
feds via the State Police office, and if they answered yes to being in the military they should find out on what grounds if they were discharged. The
guy in the church shooting in Texas should have never gotten a gun and if he answered no to being in the military and found that he was, which can
only be done by the feds, then his application should have been cancelled and he charged with lying on a federal form. As far as dropping felon in
possession of a fire arm for a guilty plea, does not change the original charge of Armed Robbery, it just adds less time to their stay in prison or
jail. Which, of course, is a felony and prohibits them from ever purchasing a firearm of any kind legally.
the biggest problem we have are illegal guns. I have read polls that claim many of the guns on the street are stolen. One thing the poll doesn't
tell you that many of those guns were stolen from the place where many of the guns were sent to be destroyed after trials or confiscation. Which
means the contractors for those guns destruction allowed employees to steal the firearms the states trusted to destroy. Sometimes it is not even in
their possession anymore it is at the smelting plants where the guns are stolen from.
And another fact the polls don't reveal is that there are far more illegal guns out there on the streets where no one knows where they came from,
serial numbers either non existing on the gun (which indicates it never passed quality control at the manufacturing facility) or were removed both of
which are felonies if you are caught with these guns in your possession.
IN any case I am not for Government control of our right to bear arms nor and I for their regulating them beyond our desire to possess them, like
their planned smart gun technology which will include all that was described in the OP and in other posts in the thread. But that is the direction
that Guns are going because of the snowflake generation and their fascist view of disarming the world.