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So some folks are claiming that the shooting in connecticut was staged. Some folks are claiming that Hurricane Sandy's swath of destruction was created by a conspiracy. Meanwhile, some folks are claiming that any attempt to control citizens' access to guns is the next step to a fascist regime.

Yankee ingenuity triupmhs! Let's combine these problems and form a single solution to both. Follow me below the squiggle.

Anyone who espouses a Truther conspiracy theory should be automatically and categorically excluded from possession of a gun. Period, no recourse.

This sets up a perfect Catch-22 type scenario where anyone who claims a conspiracy theory, such as that the federal government intends to confiscate all guns in private hands, is barred from having a gun. Anyone who denies such theories is allowed to have a gun.

You may say that Truthers will lie about their beliefs in order to preserve their gun rights. However, it is well known that psychotic people cannot lie, that only as they recover and become more enmeshed in reality can they tell an untruth. In mental hospitals the key for a patient to obtain a weekend pass, for instance, is to deny his/her illusions; even if he/she is still having them, the fact of being able to lie about them means sufficient improvement to go home for the weekend.

Then the rest of us can get back to real problems like climate change, rather than being threatened by whackos.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)

    The GOP: A wholly owned subsidary of Corporate America.

    by ceratotherium on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:00:17 AM PST

  •  Maybe a Liars Lottery would solve some of this (0+ / 0-)

    Lance, Madoff, Hubbard, Birthers, Truthers, Catfish, Bushco problems- Give a Big amount of money to the best biggest Liar. Oh wait! They already get the big bucks!!

    I actually blame the believers more...

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones." "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:06:05 AM PST

  •  The problem with the mental health declaration (1+ / 0-)
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    Glen The Plumber

    Is that the lunatics who would actually use a gun with mental health issues don't seek mental health care.

    Meanwhile, most of the people who do seek mental health care deal with real issues that make them way more likely to be victims of violent crimes than to commit them.

    I listen to people rant about the government is coming to get them, and I think: these are the lunatics who if a mental health test was part of the component would be right out.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:24:22 AM PST

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