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States look to gun seizure law after mass killings
Town Hall ^ | July 6 2014 | Town Hall AP

Posted on 07/06/2014 9:30:45 AM PDT by PoloSec

Edited on 07/06/2014 9:55:35 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; dropadimelaw; guncontrol; gungrabbers
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1 posted on 07/06/2014 9:30:45 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Oh, discriminating against cutlery huh? That’s, uh, toolist. Yeah, that’s it.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 9:32:12 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: PoloSec
Overreach! How COULD they have known Lanza had access to guns?

Do they now require records of ALL mental patients so they can search the homes of all their relatives, acquaintances? Truly, liberalism is a mental disorder.

vaudine

3 posted on 07/06/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT by vaudine
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“believes the state’s gun seizure law could have prevented the killings of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, if police had been made aware that gunman Adam Lanza had mental health problems and access to his mother’s legally owned guns. “

So if there is someone in your home, building, or neighborhood who is deemed to be dangerous by the cops, they come for your guns. Not the kitchen knives, yet.

Or pass a law requiring you to have a Class 5 safe with an alarm system that rings in the Sheriff’s office. For the kids.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 9:40:58 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: PoloSec

Now that the war against gun purchases has been, essentially, won, this is probably the next battleground.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 9:41:19 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: PoloSec

While a bunch of spoiled brats are throwing a temper tantrum over having to pay for their own contraceptives, laws that throw due process out the window are welcomed.

What’s the world coming to when people all but ask to be enslaved?


6 posted on 07/06/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: PoloSec

Look for such laws to land up in the fed courts down the road, and in a special way, all the way to the Supremes, mark my words.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 9:49:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PoloSec

“Michael Lawlor, Connecticut’s undersecretary for criminal justice planning and policy, believes the state’s gun seizure law could have prevented the killings of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, if police had been made aware that gunman Adam Lanza had mental health problems and access to his mother’s legally owned guns.”

Except, to my knowledge, the only “mental health problem” Lanza had was Asperger’s, which is not even considered a mental health problem.

Then again, why should gods be subject to facts? (sarc)


8 posted on 07/06/2014 9:50:15 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Balding_Eagle

.....And the libs will lose this one too.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 9:50:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PoloSec

Sounds like a law made for abuse. Get into a dispute with a neighbor because his dogs keep running into your yard for instance and he says he is afraid so the police seize your guns.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 9:52:31 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: PoloSec

“You want to make sure that when people are in crisis ... there is a way to prevent them to get access to firearms,” said Josh Horwitz...

I imagine he’d have promoted that idea in the Warsaw ghetto, too. What an ignorant fool.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 9:56:30 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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Give it up libs, you LOST!


12 posted on 07/06/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PoloSec

“...guns temporarily seized...”

Not bloody likely.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 9:57:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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This goes way, way beyond mental illness and simply goes more into the “demonic” as in demonic possesion or oppression.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 9:58:34 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PoloSec

Since most states don’t require long gun registration how would authorities know whether an individual had access to weapons? This looks like a ploy for registration.


15 posted on 07/06/2014 10:06:03 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: PoloSec

This law was on the books in Connecticut, but Sandy Hook happened in that state, anyway.

Replicating it across the country would make it no more effective.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 10:08:29 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: PoloSec

Reach for my gun and I'll chop off your hand. ;-)

17 posted on 07/06/2014 10:11:39 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

Does being in the Tea Party count as mentally ill? In the Soviet Union, being against Socialism was considered a mental illness (after all, what could be more perfect), and people (very often) were “treated” at mental hospitals.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 10:18:24 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Biggirl

“Look for such laws to land up in the fed courts down the road, and in a special way, all the way to the Supremes, mark my words.”

We are one geezer’s heartbeat away from a liberal majority SCOTUS. Things will forever change if Barry gets another appointment opportunity.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 10:38:34 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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>>>We are one geezer’s heartbeat away from a liberal majority SCOTUS. Things will forever change if Barry gets another appointment opportunity<<<

Too bad people didn’t think that was important in November 2012 huh? I thought it was, and said so on these very pages, but the Republican Nominee was just like Obama, or so I’ve read somewhere.

Doesn’t matter anyway. The Die is Cast.


20 posted on 07/06/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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