posted on Apr, 22 2007 @ 11:46 PM
I would have to say that any disorders that render the person a danger to self or others shouldn't be allowed to wield a weapon. Then again, the
question then arises, how are they do defend themselves.
Personally I think guns are redundant when it comes to defense, but I've worn that subject into the ground.
In a true democracy, one shouldnt have to carry a weapon, because the government would never be capable of turning into a dictatorship, and the police
would be the only ones with the right to a weapon. However, the US government is not a complete democracy. But the government is absolutely capable of
going against the publics will, and hence that is why the public has the right to bear arms.
This definately is a sketchy area. And I can certainly see both sides of the argument.
Essentially, the only way that gun violence is to be lowered is through proper use of education when it comes to guns.
Unfortunately, education isn't exactly on the top priority in the US lately, so hopes of such things are out of the window.