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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 08:09 AM
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18. Because "why not just deny all their rights" is a dishonest, ridiculous argument
And worthy of being laughed at. Do you think convicted felons or the diagnosed mentally ill should have -no- hurdle to gun ownership? Do you believe those people should have the right to vote? Note that the two civil liberties aren't the same, don't carry the same risks, and therefore regulating one doesn't necessary mean regulation of the other is implied or necessary.
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  -Congress Poised to Strip 2nd Amendment Rights kpete  Oct-02-07 07:07 AM   #0 
  - Holy deliberately misleading headlines, Batman!  BlooInBloo   Oct-02-07 07:08 AM   #1 
  - Agreed. I was actually thinking that hell had frozen over.  progpen   Oct-02-07 07:12 AM   #4 
  - It's ok - it's just some Libertarian Party hack being presented as "news".  BlooInBloo   Oct-02-07 07:13 AM   #5 
  - Yeah, the giveaway in the story . . . "effectively"  gratuitous   Oct-02-07 07:52 AM   #11 
  - "unreasonable infringement"  Squatch   Oct-02-07 08:03 AM   #16 
     - As a public service  gratuitous   Oct-02-07 08:26 AM   #19 
        - You forgot to italicize the entire phrase  Squatch   Oct-02-07 08:30 AM   #20 
           - Well, in order to be "well-regulated . . ."  gratuitous   Oct-02-07 08:49 AM   #23 
              - You don't know what well-regulated means.  IMModerate   Oct-02-07 09:26 AM   #27 
              - Would you be ok with....  FyurFly   Oct-02-07 01:22 PM   #40 
  - HILARIOUS post.  in_cog_ni_to   Oct-02-07 08:31 AM   #21 
  - Looks like Pelosi has more than thrown in the towel. She's gone over to the other side!  berni_mccoy   Oct-02-07 07:12 AM   #2 
  - ADHD? You've got to be kidding...  hlthe2b   Oct-02-07 07:12 AM   #3 
  - As I understand, this will include Military veterans who have suffered from PTSD. eom  OmmmSweetOmmm   Oct-02-07 07:18 AM   #6 
  - I'm a gun owner and I don't see how keeping guns away....  MilesColtrane   Oct-02-07 07:25 AM   #7 
  - it`s never going to make it through the senate  madrchsod   Oct-02-07 07:46 AM   #8 
  - I Doubt That Mental Health Advocates Can Make a Case For  Demeter   Oct-02-07 07:49 AM   #9 
  - That would make a great bumber sticker:  mainegreen   Oct-02-07 08:02 AM   #15 
  - Depends on what people mean by the term.  mmonk   Oct-02-07 08:53 AM   #24 
  - By mental health advocates maybe  DuStrange   Oct-02-07 08:36 AM   #22 
     - i see that i was wrong on this fact.  madrchsod   Oct-02-07 10:14 AM   #29 
  - If you outlaw gun-toting crazies, the only crazies with guns will be outlaws?  jpgray   Oct-02-07 07:51 AM   #10 
  - The right to keep and bear arms is a civil right. Will those with mental illnesses be denied the  jody   Oct-02-07 08:00 AM   #12 
  - "Why not let them own grenade launchers?" If we're going reductio ad absurdum, let's go both ways  jpgray   Oct-02-07 08:01 AM   #14 
  - Why laugh at denying law-abiding citizens who have been diagnosed with mental illness their civil  jody   Oct-02-07 08:04 AM   #17 
  - Because "why not just deny all their rights" is a dishonest, ridiculous argument  jpgray   Oct-02-07 08:09 AM   #18 
     - I assume you know the right to keep and bear arms is an inalienable right and as such government  jody   Oct-02-07 12:08 PM   #31 
  - Just nit-picking, but legally, you CAN own a grenade launcher with the right paperwork  NickB79   Oct-02-07 01:34 PM   #41 
  - as a relative of someone diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia,  ima_sinnic   Oct-02-07 09:20 AM   #26 
  - I agree with your special case. I have a close friend who has been diagnosed with PTSD. We hunt  jody   Oct-02-07 12:10 PM   #32 
  - I haven't been this pissed off...  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-02-07 12:40 PM   #36 
     - Why do you ignore the point I made? Among other things, veterans with PTSD which is a subjective  jody   Oct-02-07 01:18 PM   #38 
  - Why do that when they haven't...  TreasonousBastard   Oct-02-07 08:00 AM   #13 
  - Put down your gun and pick up some meds...  MindPilot   Oct-02-07 09:02 AM   #25 
  - Where's the threshold?  backscatter712   Oct-02-07 09:39 AM   #28 
  - So we're "easing the transfer" of mental-health records?  Kelly Rupert   Oct-02-07 10:20 AM   #30 
  - Next up: GOP moves to have all DEMs declared mentally ill  havocmom   Oct-02-07 12:14 PM   #33 
  - My mother had Alzheimer's. I wouldn't have wanted her to have a gun.  alfredo   Oct-02-07 12:15 PM   #34 
  - Maybe, just maybe  ejbr   Oct-02-07 12:38 PM   #35 
  - Oh boy. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Oct-02-07 01:03 PM   #37 
  - yeah, you should probably rephrase that subject...misleading  iamthebandfanman   Oct-02-07 01:19 PM   #39 

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