Originally Posted by jettio
The point I am making is that the current system of background checks does not really take away your rights.
If you really read the bill and then contemplated how it might affect your rights, you might realize that you are exagerrating when you say that the shooting victims and their families are trying to take away your rights when they are advocating for changes that make it harder for crazy people to do mass shootings like the ones that affected them.
Yet, it would do nothing to prevent such incidents as we've seen from the strict gun control laws in Connecticut.
The Federal govt has NO authority to make more incremental infringements on this right until it's gone. Never forget, the folks like Obama are incrementalists exploiting emotion to ultimately bring us to that point. Don't trust politicians.
Let the states deal with their own laws reforming mental health, even though most of those shooters were in the hands of a mental health professional where they were given a certain class of drugs that have black box warnings for psychotic violence and suicide as a side effect.
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