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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #50)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:23 PM

55. Those are good starting points. But the guns were legally purchased:

 

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/texas-legislature/headlines/20121218-connecticut-school-shootings-may-cast-shadow-when-texas-legislature-meets-in-austin.ece


The state application for a concealed handgun license covers the same ground and, likewise, does not inquire into the mental condition of others in the applicant’s household.
The question is relevant.

The mother of the Connecticut shooter had legally purchased the firearms that her son used to slaughter innocents. She was among his victims, shot in her home, apparently before he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 more people.

Legal experts say both the federal application to purchase a firearm and the state application for a concealed handgun permit could be expanded to include mental health information about family members or others in an applicant’s household.

And an applicant who admits that someone in his household suffers from mental illness could be required to take a training course in how to secure firearms — using a locked safe, trigger locks or other mechanisms.


Nonetheless, glad to see the beginnings of a dialogue.

Cheers!

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