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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:42 PM

NRA's proposed mental illness database is a bad idea. A friend wrote this article

and asked his friends to pass it on. Andrew helped revitalize our local Democratic party back in 2004. Smart dude.

http://andrewdgrossman.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/101/


The National Rifle Associationís proposal to establish a national list of persons with mental disorders is overbroad, and would result in government monitoring of a large portion of the US population.



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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:19 PM

1. Because I just can't say it enough -- fuck the NRA

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:27 AM

2. And their goons in congress

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:54 AM

3. Anyone who's ever been prescribed mental drugs could be added.

That's what scares the crap out of me about this idea... and yes, fuck the NRA.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:34 AM

4. Anything to deflect our attention away from guns

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Response to alfredo (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:12 AM

6. Exactly that, and to also increase the highly profitable "Americans are terrorists" meme.

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:16 AM

8. The right has a low opinion of their fellow Americas. The

NRA exploits that.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:37 AM

5. the NRA won't support background checks

A mental illness database is just an attempt to impose discrimination and scapegoat those with psychiatric diagnosis to protect the murders and criminals that provide so much profit to the NRA. The NRA is the closest thing to pure evil on the planet.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:14 AM

7. It's not me, it's that "crazy" guy over there.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:19 AM

9. Wayne LaPierre is creating paranoia and spreading mental illness.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:23 AM

10. He's the Glenn Beck of guns.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:48 AM

11. NY state just implemented such a database in response to Sandy Hook.

if a mental health professional thinks you are danger to yourself or others, they can put your name in the system, preventing you from possessing or buying guns.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:06 PM

12. Relying on the opinion of one could be problematic.

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Response to alfredo (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:18 PM

13. They should give all of us tattoos so we are easily identified.

Right on the forearm is what I'm thinking....

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:25 PM

14. I don't think many escaped some mental issues if they

served in the military. Might as well get my tattoo.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:40 PM

15. Sure!! We'll both go get them!!

Mine will be the serial number from my M-14..... It's my password almost everywhere, anyway.

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