rickyp wrote:FateAnd, there's the issue: who decides who is a "paragon of mental health?
Well, your the one who thinks institutionalizing every with a mental health condition is part of the answer to lowering gun violence.
Not what I said.
So how is your previous commentInstitutionalize those with violent mental issues
going to be accomplished?
By doing it. Don’t be a jackass. I know it’s difficult.
The Aurora shooter, the Newtown shooter, the Texas shooter—they were all known seriously mental ill people with very violent tendencies. Why were they free?
Or was it just deflection?
No, you just want to pretend nothing can be done other than banning guns.
The truth is those three, and many more, should be in treatment until they are “well.”
FateMore laws. More failure.
Ah. Your a nihilist now? So what other laws that are failing to provide 100% protection shall we undo?Drunk driving laws?
More idiocy from you.
First, that’s not “nihilism.”
Second, if I were king, there would be no drunk drivers. Trust me. To be clear, I would institute a “one and done” policy. There would be no second chance and there would be no leniency.
You want to pretend as if more restrictions on law-abiding citizens are going to impact the criminals and criminally insane. Your theory is “trickle-down” law enforcement: by punishing those who don’t break the law, eventually criminals would suffer via higher prices. What you decry in tax cuts, you laud in gun control.
fateThe same "restrictions" are basic to life: renting/owning a residence, buying allergy meds, driving a car, obtaining a credit card
And yet you have a problem applying them to gun ownership?
I have no problem with identifying those who are buying guns. I don’t even mind background checks. They just won’t have the impact you dream they might. We already do those things. In fact, in California, you have to take a written test, which is unconstitutional.
FateStay in Canada. Your safe there
That's true. Our gun ownership laws and regulations are saner..
Plus if I do get injured my health coverage will ensure I get out of the hospital without huge medical bills... Wise of you to notice.
Great. Keep your Marxism and your “government knows best” ideas north of me.
really Fate... You have nothing to offer Dag at all do you? Just more of the same.
And you think that's okay?
Sure I do. Let’s actually enforce the laws we have. And, let’s re-examine our mental health system.
It’s a bit bizarre to demand those who obey the law sacrifice their rights when it’s the government not doing its job.