reply to post by bknapple32
you're 'idea' of a mental health check is making sure the applicant hasn't been involuntarily committed ... that's not quite what you think it is
as for 'mentally unfit', who decides ?
what are the suggested parameters ?? (or are we supposed to adjust those later?)
would a person who suffers Down Syndrome become unqualified by the stroke of a pen ?
what about the person with Tourette's ?
someone who suffers siezures ?
where does it end ?
or, is the suggestion that none of these ppl should be 'qualified' ??
all of them experience 'stress' and could 'snap' just like the next person.
so, when we can't keep arms from the likes of the NY Firemen shooter (convicted killer), how can we consciously restrict the rights of Anyone else
if Psyche intervention is soooooo effective, why wasn't Loughner, Hasan, Lanza or a series of others prevented from obtaining weapons ??
oh, that's right, they weren't identified as a potential 'threat' ... riiiiight
if you use the ATS "link" option offered, it should rectify the link problem ... that is if you'd like me to review it.
the background checks i've completed ask simple yes or no questions and do not grant authorization to review any 'medical records'.
if you've experienced different, please share a link.
it is not the Duty of government to appease your 'wants' ... it is their Duty to protect and enhance our 'rights
which, btw, includes access, availability, tolerance, training and less regulation of any kind ... including gun-free zones.
there is no existing Constitutional provision that provides "authority" for any agent of government to place 'conditions' on access, period.
you and those sharing your opinion should be thanking your lucky stars that we've willingly submitted
I think it would be beneficial for all if a sense of gratitude replaced the standard level of hostility expressed by many.
ETA --> how are those 'psyche evals' working out in the Law Enforcement industry ?
are they effectively weeding out the 'bad cops' ??
maybe the 'abusive' ones ??
well, how 'bout just the 'violent' ones ??? (ya know, the spouse-beaters)
the drug dealers ??
hmmmm, none of them eh ... well then, what good would they do for the citizenry ?
edit on 17-1-2013 by Honor93 because: ETA