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  •  I'd argue that haven't really tried to yet (0+ / 0-)

    We prevent crazy people from doing all sorts of things.  Driving, operating heavy machinery, working for the military, etc.

    But a system needs to be in place so that people's faculties can be monitored prior to their use/purchase of a potentially dangerous item.  Just like a system needs to be in place to prevent those same people from getting their hands on dangerous weapons.

    •  That's just silly. My solution. (1+ / 0-)
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      If you had the prying rights, you could make a case for just about anybody manifesting craziness.  "Did you know she spends hours alone, writing comments on blogs for people whom she'll never meet?"  "Did you know, he sleeps in strange underwear?"  "Do you remember how tongue-tied she was as a child?"  "Do you remember the time he kicked the chair and the leg broke off?"  

      Here's my solution:  If somebody wants to own a gun, then that person is crazy.  Clear and simple.  Ownership denied.  And write it down explicitly on the driver's license.  

      •  You would be forcing your views (0+ / 0-)

        on society, without taking into account the other side's arguments or feelings on the matter.

        Again, it is arguments like this that allow the NRA to scare the beJebus out of gun owners by saying liberals want to take their guns away, regardless of circumstance.

        You are doing their work for them.

        •  Forcing my views on society? (1+ / 0-)
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          No.  I would be forcing them on a shrinking minority.  Happens all the time.  Gun-lust is an illness.  Get over it.  

          •  Imposing your will on others (0+ / 0-)

            irresponsibly, without taking any interest in their concerns is nothing more then letting your uninformed, ideology run amok.

            Most likely you fit into your own minority category:

            You have never owned/fired a firearm.
            You have never known a person that owns a firearm.
            You have no idea about the laws/regulations that exist on a state and federal level that 99.9999% of gun owners follow adamantly.
            You can't possibly think of a reason for a person to own a firearm.
            You saw/heard about someone who did something terrible with a firearm and therefore:
            You don't want anyone to own a firearm.

            Oh yeah, you also have a tendancy to end your posts with something on the order of: insert pithy-liberal-talking-point-gotcha-catch-phrase .

            I recommend you start talking to people who don't always hold your particular viewpoints and enjoy spouting them back at you.  You'll be better off.

      •  Did you know? (0+ / 0-)

        Did you know they belong to a  group that 'Baptizes' corpses?
        I think that groups' practice merits Groucho Marx's "I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member"

        Did you know?
        Groucho Marx could have said, "How the tea party started a party in my pj's I'll never know, but I incinerated the pjs asap."

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