White House says confident will pass some gun control legislation

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IamBAD1 wrote:

Every “normal” adult should have the right to purchase/own a firearm.

And “normal” would not include those individuals who have a major mental illness. A major mental illness is defined as a disturbance in thought, mood, or perception. And because of the disturbance in thought, mood, or perception they:
1. Are a danger to self
2. Are a danger to others
3. Lack an ability to take care of themselves in the community
4. Refuse an examination by an independently licensed mental health professional.

And “normal” would not include an individual who abuses or is addicted to alcohol or drugs.

Jan 20, 2013 1:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
justinolcb wrote:

here’s the perfect gun control, ready?!? – MOVE TO NORHT KOREA!!! They have exceptional gun control there!!!

Jan 20, 2013 1:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

I think the background checks and the closing of gun show loopholes will pass. The majority of Americans support that. The other restrictions will not.

Jan 20, 2013 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

The White House can not pass legislatin only Congress can. End of story.

Jan 20, 2013 2:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

In one breath he takes an oath to defend the US Constituton and in the next breath attacks at. What a lying sack of crap hypocrite.

Jan 20, 2013 2:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Funny how almost all the shootings take places in areas where people are normally expected to be unarmed: Schools, Business, Churches, etc.

And odd how you don’t often hear about shootings at: police conventions, firing ranges, gun & knife shows, etc..

Jan 20, 2013 6:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

When the next mass-shooting takes place, all the do-nothings wills say, in unison, “Wow! Who would have expected that to happen after we did so much nothing in response to the last one?”

@Overcast451

Columbine had an armed guard. How much difference did that make?

Mass killers choose place with a high density of people in a confined place. It is not that hard to work out.

Jan 21, 2013 5:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

Iambad1 Alcoholism and drug addiction has long been recognized as a disease by the AMA. if you are a danger to yourself or others (to your point) you will be locked up. Booze and drugs are no exception.

Jan 21, 2013 7:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

Iambad1 Alcoholism and drug addiction has long been recognized as a disease by the AMA. if you are a danger to yourself or others (to your point) you will be locked up. Booze and drugs are no exception.

Jan 21, 2013 7:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@Abulafiah
I read the columbine “guards” own statements (btw he is anti gun), turns out he was gone from the school when the shooting started and response protocol was to contain not confront when he returned to the scene.

After Columbine the National SWAT association changed their support for confront immediately. Armed response by two qualified armed responders greatly increases the chances for a quick resolution while minimizing casualties. And yes this is now a standard training scenario.

Jan 21, 2013 10:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

@IamBAD1

You wrote (quote): “Every “normal” adult should have the right to purchase/own a firearm.

Only for self defense, and only if it’s a small caliber non-automatic handgun.
Any firearm that’s more powerful than this isn’t just for self defense, and thus belongs only in Hollywood movies and not in people’s homes, cars, and pockets.

Jan 21, 2013 11:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

@VultureTX

He wasn’t missing. He was having lunch on the premises. He was the first on the scene and exchanged fire with the shooters. It made no difference. He also called for backup so then there were two armed guards on the scene. The second police officer too exchanged fire with shooters. That too made no difference.

In short, your much vaunted armed guards are useless.

Adding to the glaring stupidity of the ‘armed guards’ argument is the sheer illogicality of it. Who in their right mind leaves prevention until the killer is actually on the premises? In what universe does that make more sense than tightening regulations so the killer cannot get a gun in the first place?

Jan 22, 2013 2:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
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