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  •  I would think that not just any mental health (4+ / 0-)

    Issue would get you on the list.

    But if you commit murder, at any age, and are committed and judged criminally insane, I would think THAT would get you on the no guns ever list.

    I can see expunging the record in most cases. Even some murder cases.

    But there needs to be a serious study done on juvenile offenders who go on to be even worse criminals as adults. What is different between those who straighten up and those that don't? What can be changed to help those odds? And are there indicators that give any idea of who needs strict monitoring and who doesn't?

    Our criminal (in)justice system costs us a bloody FORTUNE. Maybe we ought to at least attempt to figure out what we can do to try to fix people rather than throw them in jail.

    And yes, I'd count looking at the drug laws as a huge part of that fixing.

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