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  •  My bipolar friend... (0+ / 0-)

    ... is "mentally ill", and no more of a hazard with a gun than I am (I can't speak for you - I don't know you :-)

    Why should she be restricted from owning a gun?

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    by Laughing Vergil on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:24:11 PM PST

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    •  I'm not saying everyone with a mental illness. (0+ / 0-)

      There would obviously have to be some sort of rational system of cut-off.

      Preparing for the Mayan doomsday prophecy by hastily trying to get in the good graces of snake-bird god Q’uq’umatz

      by dov12348 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:30:20 PM PST

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      •  Rational in "NO GUNS PERIOD" (0+ / 0-)

        What "civilized society" needs guns for self defense?

        "It's no measure of health being well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"

        by buckshot face on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:36:24 PM PST

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        •  Maybe we should also... (0+ / 0-)

          ...get rid of knives, poison, hatchets, sledgehammers, slingshots and baseball bats.  And no one should be allowed to have ammonia and bleach in their house at the same time.

          Preparing for the Mayan doomsday prophecy by hastily trying to get in the good graces of snake-bird god Q’uq’umatz

          by dov12348 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:45:52 PM PST

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          •  There's no mention of those in Constitution. (0+ / 0-)

            But there is a right for EVERYONE to bear arms. It's a single sentence "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Last time I checked , "people" includes the mentally ill.

            "It's no measure of health being well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"

            by buckshot face on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:51:27 PM PST

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            •  So let's say we still exclude the... (0+ / 0-)

              ...mentally ill through statute.  We should because we all deserve the righs to life and liberty; those are threatened through arming people who couldn't be trusted with them.

              Preparing for the Mayan doomsday prophecy by hastily trying to get in the good graces of snake-bird god Q’uq’umatz

              by dov12348 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:54:01 PM PST

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