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You guys are the minority.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: GuidedKill
Sounds like you need help getting a sense of humor. And I have no suggested help for you.
How is what she is proposing bad in the case of mentally unstable or certifiably violent people not possessing firearms?
You perfectly framed my point.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: burdman30ott6
so, let's say there is a case of domestic violence, as it stands now, ya know what is likely to happen... the man goes to jail for a brief time, overnight perhaps, posts bail and is back out. the women may have gone and obtained a protective order, or she may have gone into hiding in a shelter, or whatever.... but the man is free to move about, go to work, visit his friends, or ya, maybe grab his gun and hunt her down...
what you are suggesting is that it's would be better, less invasive to his constitutional rights for him to remain in jail till his court date than it would be to ensure he doesn't have the gun to hunt her down but yet be free to move about, go to work, visit his friends... that's just plain insane.
only, I looked at another aspect of this law, when there is mental illness, or maybe someone suffering from dementia, something like that, where if we were talking about their having the car keys taken from them, there would be less protest than there would be having a gun removed from them. I've read the article the op linked to several times, and this is what I am getting from it...
A family who knows that someone in their family could be a danger to themselves or to others needs to have a tool that they can take that gun away.”
or are you wanting to make no longer being mentally capable of understanding your surroundings enough because of mental illness a crime? you would take a gun away from a child, you would take the stick away from them the first hint that they were going to misuse it, you would take the knife away from the child, even the rock...
what you wouldn't do is lock them in a closet because they hadn't learned yet how to use these things responsibly... well, we shouldn't be locking them away when they start forgetting what they had learned because of old age/mental illness either. you just go back to taking away the things that they might use to harm others or themselves.