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  •  This is an imporant disucssion. (1+ / 0-)
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    gerrilea

    This could have been an edge case.  Some people with mental health conditions like schizophrenia, sociopathy and difficult to treat cases of depression should be no where near a gun.  Others like people with mild depression or anxiety clearly are not threat to themselves or others and there is no reason to disarm them.  

    Gender Identity disorder clearly does not make one dangerous to others (correct me if I am wrong but untreated, it can lead to suicide).  

    Presently, there is no evidence based test that can predict future violent behavior.  So requiring every prospective gun owner to get a psychological evaluation does not make much sense.

    Presently on the federal level, any person who has been involuntarily committed to receive mental health care is barred from owning firearms.  Any person who is addicted a federally controlled substance may not purchase a firearm.  Both of these are asked on the 4473.  Lying is a felony that is rarely prosecuted.  

    I want to reduce morbidity and mortality and the most effective way to do it is to end the war on drugs and remove lead paint from all housing.  

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