Skip to comments.Aides mulling tactic on gun control
Posted on 01/25/2011 12:45:01 PM PST by ColdOne
President Obamas advisers were still discussing late Monday how to deal with calls by Democrats for him to embrace some kind of gun control legislation.
There was at least some possibility that Obama would express support for something concrete in his State of the Union address, perhaps safeguards for keeping weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill.
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Gun control for the mentally ill....hmmmmm....that lets Democrats out of the 2A thing, huh?
DemoncRAT doublespeak for: "those of you who oppose me".
Joe Blow has twenty two guns; all registered (his mistake) and is categorized with compulsive behavior and is mentally ill?
Or the great white hunter with a couple thousand rounds and some (gasp) black powder? That black powder MUST mean they are pyro-maniacs; mentally ill! Confiscate their warez...
What do they call the BATF? Shirley?
A Clinton administration policy made it possible for the very troubled Jared Loughner to buy a gun. Instituted by Janet Reno (not enacted by Congress), the policy prohibited the military from reporting drug abusers to the FBI, which manages the national list of prohibited gun-buyers. Loughner attempted to enlist in the Army in December 2008 but was rejected because he failed a drug test. Within a year, he was allowed to buy a shotgun in Tucson. So theoretically, all Obama has to do is order Holder to reverse the Reno rule.
I can sum up my feelings like this:
I mistrust Democrats so much, as it regards 2A Rights, that even if they told me they were writing legislation to specifically keep Charles Manson from buying/owning a pistol, I wouldn’t sign on to it.
I don’t believe that they are informed, competent, reasonable, nor trustworthy enough to craft gun legislation of any kind. Period.
This is a suicide idea. Liberals love gun control but it always comes back and bites them big time. I guess this proves that they are the ones who are mentally ill. After all isn’t it proof of insanity when you keep doing something over and over and over expecting a different outcome?
That is Democrats and gun control.
If they touch this “third rail” issue I am sure it will help make them the minority after 2012.
Minor edit ...
"Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective (which includes a determination by a court board, commission, or other lawful authority that you are a danger to yourself or others or are incompetent to manage your own affairs) OR have you ever been committed to a mental institution?"
Interesting in that it sounds so familiar...
1st, Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
2nd, Right to keep and bear arms.
3rd, Protection from quartering of troops.
4th, Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
5th, Due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, eminent domain.
6th, Trial by jury and rights of the accused; Confrontation Clause, speedy trial, public trial, right to counsel
7th, Civil trial by jury.
8th, Prohibition of excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
9th, Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
10th, Powers of States and people.
If memory serves correctly, they floated a trial balloon some time ago about this.
Wanted to classify vets with PTSD or any other neurological disorder in the category of “mentally defective” or something to that effect.
Is Obama trying to regain his title as “Gun Salesman of the Year”?
Yes, I think so ala the old Soviet tactic of hustling dissenters off to the nutty farm. The dems have gotten pretty good at deeming lately....
That would be a trick. Mason would have no chance owning a piece if he is in prison for life.
The “mentally ill?” That is Hussein’s definition of Republicans/conservatives/whites, isn’t it!!!
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