Everyone agree that crazy people should not own guns?

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    The Virginia Tech shooter was crazy and everyone knew it. Instead of an arrest record the local Police managed to force him in to psychiatric counseling. Through a glitch in the Va. law psychiatric counseling did not show up on the instant name check and the shooter was able to "legally" purchase guns despite the fact that the University was scared to death of him. The Batman shooter was a disturbed individual who's psychiatrist was apparently so alarmed that he warned the schools he attended that he was dangerous and yet he was apparently able to "legally" purchase weapons because the liberal establishment has set the rules so that society has no defense against nut cases. It might seem harsh but I think it is reasonable that drug prescriptions for depression or learning disabilities or behavior problems or any other mental problem be entered in a data base only accessed by Law Enforcement and those people be restricted from ever purchasing a firearm.
     
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    Absolutely. Crazy people should be barred the ownership of ANY weapon. And in certain cases they should be locked away because they absolutely WILL find a way to harm people.
     
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    You are a moron. People taking anti depressants are not crazy. People with learning disabilities are not crazy. As for crazy it is already illegal. The requirement is that competent authority ( usually a Judge) must make such a ruling. You remember how our system works right? Innocent till proven guilty, right to face your accusers and to a day in court?
     
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    'so called "crazy people" do not commit violent crimes at any higher rate than the general population..
     
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    That sounds a little paranoid...your on the list
     
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    Anyone who is suspected of having a mental illness, or is being treated for one, should not be allowed to purchase a gun.
     
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    Did alcohol prohibition stop people who wanted to drink from obtaining booze?

    Recreational drug prohibition has been so vigorously enforced it's brought us to the doorstep of a police state, yet any drug one wishes to buy is available within ten miles of any inhabited place in the U.S.

    Do you really believe laws could prevent anyone who really wants to buy a gun, and has the cash to do so, from obtaining one? The only effect a general gun ban would have is to create another black market and increase the prices. And only the outlaws will have guns.

    Where guns in America are concerned, the toothpaste is out of the tube. Nothing short of gestapo-style police state tactics could disarm our population. The best approach to the gun situation is to eliminate all gun laws and let the shit hit the fan. And when the smoke clears we'll have an armed and very polite society.
     
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    Thats madness...a large number of active duty soldiers are on psych meds
    cops...firemen...the shit is epidemic...every things a mental illness...clearly someone in psychosis..be it buying guns or whatever warrants an intervention for their safety and others but to say.."Anyone who is suspected of having a mental illness, or is being treated for one "....is..uh..mental


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFhm-xhQocM&feature=related]Diagnostic & Statistical Manual: Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Far from it. However there are some personality traits that are indicative of a persons future behavior. My wife is a PhD psychologist who is very liberal and even she says that sociopaths should be locked up forever. Just as pedophiles will 100% of the time commit further acts, so too will a sociopath.
     
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    Should people who are suspected of being crazy not be allowed to talk, or vote?
     

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