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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 08:32 PM
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30. Wow. You are a prophet. Guess we should scrap all the gun regs so that
Edited on Fri Mar-20-09 08:34 PM by geckosfeet
we don't end up in a dictatorship.

By your way of thinking, if everyone had a gun crime would drop to zero because all the criminals would know better than to try anything. I don't buy that, and I am pretty sure you don't either. As a matter of fact, I think a fully armed society would see an increase in gun crime and gun violence.

I full agree with you about one thing. That it's the crazies that take their guns and go out and shoot people.

But I'm not sure that they are always crazy. These may be people who have had a bad day, or week, or life. These may be law abiding citizens who have listened to Rush one time too many. They may have just lost their job or home or family, or simply an argument.

In any case they have lost connection to society and meaning in their lives. They are lost in a dark place and they reach for what is probably the only thing that ever gave them a sense of control and power. Then they walk out into the world and take things from other people that no one has the right to take.

These people are not always crazy. I don't think a mental evaluation would be 100% effective, just as regulation is not 100% effective. Requiring a mental evaluation would probably be considered an invasion of privacy anyway. Medical and criminal history are fair game and should certainly be considered.

You will never get rid of criminals. Hell. Some of the biggest criminals in the world today work at AIG and probably don't carry.

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