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  •  Perhaps Pastor Rick Warren could make an ad (3+ / 0-)
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    glorificus, mikejay611, Tailspinterry

    and show some really helpful enlightenment from his bloody pulpit.

     He knew his son had chronic problems with depression. it sort of begs the question if he also knew his son kept a firearm in his home. If he knew his son kept guns that is a measure of negligence right there.

    His making an ad about the risk of universal access to guns could help alleviate suffering in a tangible and effective way.

    •  wha? (0+ / 0-)
      If he knew his son kept guns that is a measure of negligence right there.
      Warren's son was an adult, and it's overwhelmingly likely that he bought his guns legally. Unless he'd been involuntarily hospitalized for mental illness, there was absolutely no lawful way to take his guns away. Taking them without his consent would have been a crime - a felony, most likely.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:25:28 AM PDT

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      •  Did I claim a legal argument? No. (0+ / 0-)

        Adult or not, if my child had a history of chronic depression, I would consider it negligence as a parent to not have a caring discussion with them about whether their having immediate access to a gun was a prudent choice.

        Perhaps Rick Warren had such a discussion with his son, perhaps not,  but why would there be a problem for him to cut an ad encouraging others to do so?

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