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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: Phage
I'm not sure IQ tests will make a difference, I'm betting a lot of accidents have alcohol as a factor.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
Probably. But you only mentioned stupid so I went with that.
However, since gun ownership is a Constitutional right laws can only be passed to punish unlawful behavior. After the fact.
"The second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed, but this, as has been seen, means no more than that it shall not be infringed by congress. This is one of the amendments that has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government, leaving the people to look for their protection against any violation by their fellow-citizens of the rights it recognizes to what is called in City of New York v. Miln, 11 Pet. [116 U.S. 252, 102] 139, the 'powers which relate to merely municipal legislation, or what was perhaps more properly called internal police,' 'not surrendered or restrained' by the constitution of the United States."