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  •  OK (14+ / 0-)

    So what, exactly, is your plan to to deny guns to the genuinely, dangerously mentally ill?  Seriously, we know some folks shouldn't have a weapon, so how are you going to enforce it without clogging the courts?

    Would you be willing to have a tax on weapons dedicated to creating a large number of weapons courts just to handle the increased load of cases if people can only have their weapons taken away by a judge?  There would need to be sufficient numbers and availability so that it can be done quickly in cases of psychotic break or restraining order.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 10:57:15 AM PDT

    •  We already have the system in place to (9+ / 0-)

      protect us against "them".

      As odd as this may be to you, I'm a progressive that believes in the expansion of our rights to all, unless they've been adjudicated, for whatever reasons, and had their rights restricted or rescinded.  

      What "clogging of the courts" do you speak of???

      If you are a danger to yourself or others, you can be taken into custody for up to 72 hrs here in NYS for observations.  If you are deemed a threat, you can be held until you are no longer a threat.  This occurs within our judicial system.  A judge must decide these things. The State always had that power and so far, there hasn't been a problem here with the courts "clogging".

      As for the cost thingy, how about we end the racist drug war, release non-violent drug offenders, end the military industrial complexes resource wars, end our participation in NAFTA, GATT and the WTO to create living wage jobs to cover funding.

      Easy as pie.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:27:47 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah (4+ / 0-)

        I wrote this comment before I read your first link, wherein I realized that this whole thing was nothing more than a case of mistaken identity, and that taking anti-anxiety meds will NEVER, by itself, result in the loss of anybodies weapons.

        Your entire diary is built on a bogus foundation...per YOUR first link.

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:30:52 AM PDT

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