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Congress reportedly repealing the law banning the mentally ill from owning guns.

The US has enough UNcertified lunatics, psychopaths, and other gun-toting retards as it is.....

On second thoughts, what's the problem with ANOTHER 76,000 lunatics carrying guns? Who, around here, would notice any difference?
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The gun restriction rule is a well-meaning policy that gets some things right, notably its support of federal efforts to improve detection of risky people who should not have legal access to guns. But despite its good intentions, what the policy actually does is take away the gun rights of a large category of individuals without any evidence that they pose a risk of harm to self or others, and without legal due process protections commensurate with abridging a constitutional right.

All we really know about many people in the affected category is that they have been found unable to work full time due to a mental health problem and an examiner for Social Security has decided, with some input from a licensed medical or psychological consultant, that they need help managing money. The mental health conditions in question might range from moderate intellectual disabilities to depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Based on one person’s judgment call, arrangements are made to have the government's check sent to a representative payee. But this isn’t an index for whether or not someone should be allowed to own a gun.
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its part of donalds make neighborhoods safe again initiative
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Congress reportedly repealing the law banning the mentally ill from owning guns.

The US has enough UNcertified lunatics, psychopaths, and other gun-toting retards as it is.....

On second thoughts, what's the problem with ANOTHER 76,000 lunatics carrying guns? Who, around here, would notice any difference?

As a foreigner, you obviously are ignorant to the wider implications of the 2A. Clearly you're not qualified to speak on behalf of the complex and nuanced US society.
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As a foreigner, you obviously are ignorant to the wider implications of the 2A. Clearly you're not qualified to speak on behalf of the complex and nuanced US society.
And you were born where, exactly?

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So it's okay for schitzos and bipolars to carry guns? Oh yeah! "Today I am Napoleon Bonaparte... blam blam!" or "You messed up my dry cleaning again... blam blam!"

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And you were born where, exactly?

You're not even a citizen. I've been one for almost half a century.

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having read ed's post I will be the first to admit to ignorance of the specifics

but if this is a category of people that are receiving benefits due to being legally mentally ill,

I do not see it as a constitutional rights issue just as we often penalize citizens by assumption not fact
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So it's okay for schitzos and bipolars to carry guns? Oh yeah! "Today I am Napoleon Bonaparte... blam blam!" or "You messed up my dry cleaning again... blam blam!"
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having read ed's post I will be the first to admit to ignorance of the specifics

but if this is a category of people that are receiving benefits due to being legally mentally ill,

I do not see it as a constitutional rights issue just as we often penalize citizens by assumption not fact
The schitzos and bipolars weren't the target of the rule, just old, slow thinking people like us.

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So it's okay for schitzos and bipolars to carry guns? Oh yeah! "Today I am Napoleon Bonaparte... blam blam!" or "You messed up my dry cleaning again... blam blam!"
Trump mocked a reporter who was physically handicapped and he was excoriated for it - and rightly so.

But it's okay to mock people with a mental illness? And it's okay to take away their civil rights because they are diagnosed as being in the broad category of "mental ilness"?

I suppose the anti gun crowd would applaud taking away their right to keep and bear arms, but would have a fit if we also took away their right to vote.
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