Truth! This is how that conversation goes...
Liberal: We have to make sure mentally ill people can't get guns?
Me: How? There are laws now. There are reporting requirements. They are only as good as the people that have to do the reporting.
Liberal: Government needs to do more?
Me: like what? Should people go to prison if they don't do the paperwork correctly? Should the data entry folks and/or IT folks that work for the government go to jail when the system doesn't work?
Liberal: More Background Checks!
Me: More background checks than what? Should we run the background checks 2x or 10x?
Me: I think we should just build special hospitals for anyone deemed mentally ill and lock them up.
Liberal: You can't lock people up and take away their rights because of a disease!
Liberal: We just need to get rid of the guns.
Me: So we should take away the rights of the sane people so that we don't take away the rights of the crazy people?Doesn't that sound crazy to you? Do you own any guns? Has your condition been properly reported and documented?
Liberal: I'm not crazy!!!!
That is the exact problem that I was describing. You hit every single one of my talking points. Well done and thanks!