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To: Greysard

My point was that if someone has such little self-control and good sense as to behave like this guy, then I agree that he and others like him who beat their wives and act the horse’s ass in general should not be allowed around firearms lest they really hurt someone.

Marriage is either attractive or not, depending on a person’s conception of it. I find it difficult to believe that a person would decline to get married on the basis of possibly losing his firearm rights.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 6:11:23 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: OldPossum
if someone has such little self-control and good sense as to behave like this guy [...] should not be allowed around firearms lest they really hurt someone

But why a non-felonious behavior toward the wife is worse than the same behavior toward a neighbor, a coworker, a stranger? IMO it is not. Therefore we need to change laws; the new law will say that you may own and bear arms unless you are a felon AND unless someone complained about your poor behavior. Talk about disarming the country in one easy legislative decision... there is probably not one man (or woman) living who hasn't, at one point, behaved poorly.

So far the law can restrict your 2nd Amendment rights only if you are a felon. Getting there requires not just a complaint from the wife; it also requires investigation, a trial where you can defend yourself, and conviction by your peers. Reduction of that threshold (that is written into the Constitution) down to a mere angry phone call to 911 is not just a slippery slope, it's a freefall.

I find it difficult to believe that a person would decline to get married on the basis of possibly losing his firearm rights.

It has cumulative effect. No single straw can break the camel's back, but load enough of them and your camel will be in two pieces. It's bad enough that a divorce can destroy you financially; and divorces are not exactly rare. A less than ideal spouse can (and will) use this law for blackmail.

7 posted on 03/07/2012 7:04:57 PM PST by Greysard
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