I don't know if this statement was meant as a joke, but it's very true and at the heart of why we don't want banning guns for certain citizens to be subjective. Determining mental illness is very subjective... Look at what is happening with social media banning people because of political views. Certain social media outlets are getting so large, they can rival the government (almost acting as the government.. some day they might be an arm of the federal government). These President democrat candidates are showing the government's "cards" and we should all be worried but vigilant. And the media is aiding and abetting in all of this.... Who knows what the future will bring.The real problem is when they start claiming that wanting to own guns is a sign of mental illness itself.
No jokes about it. However, I can't bring myself to vote for either Republicans or Democrats, as they seem to be 2 sides of the same coin. I always vote Libertarian because I refuse to vote for the lesser of 2 evils.I don't know if this statement was meant as a joke, but it's very true and at the heart of why we don't want banning guns for certain citizens to be subjective. Determining mental illness is very subjective... Look at what is happening with social media banning people because of political views. Certain social media outlets are getting so large, they can rival the government (almost acting as the government.. some day they might be an arm of the federal government). These President democrat candidates are showing the government's "cards" and we should all be worried but vigilant. And the media is aiding and abetting in all of this.... Who knows what the future will bring.
To combat the media... talk to others and spread truth... I have a co-worker who's traditionally a democrat voting gay 65-yo. Through a couple years of discussion about socio-politics and economics, I convinced him to vote for President Trump... We're on the same page now.
A gun buyback program is one instituted to purchase privately owned firearms. The goal, when purchasing is done by the police, is to reduce the number of firearms owned by civilians, and provide a process whereby civilians can sell their privately owned firearms to the government without risk of prosecution. In most cases, the agents purchasing the guns are local police when purchasing firearms for the government. (above quote is from 'Gun Byback Program---Wikipedia')Well, technically if the law changed, anyone who was law-abiding would just take their guns to the buyback...:fishead
This is 100% rightIn my opinion there isn't a real solution to the mass shootings until people, particularly the Left understand that the problem is more likely a multifaceted societal problem. I guess the easiest way to explain it in a word would be "entitlement:". I think a great deal of the opioid issue is similar in cause. It is simply too easy for people to sit back and let someone take care of them. Just a guess, but I bet the majority of junkies weren't homeless when they got hooked. It seems that whenever someone makes a bad choice they just cry and somebody comes running.
I'm not terribly cold hearted and I do realize that our children and other people do need help from time to time. Seems that too many parents don't know when to stop coddling and start parenting. My 4 year old grandson already has enough money saved up to buy his first bicycle. At that young age he has already begun to understand that if he really wants something then he needs to figure out a way to make it happen and that mommy and daddy aren't going to buy him everything. He has already started helping me load firewood and weed in the garden.
Hell, I just had a conversation with someone who is a well know local politician and two of her kids have been in jail. Why? because she just never said NO when they wanted something. No summer jobs to buy extra clothes, or spending money or money to pay for college.
I believe this puts our children at a very high risk of extreme disappointment when their immediate gratification needs are not met. They never really grow up emotionally because mommy and daddy never want them to be sad, feel left out, not as pretty as someone else, or not be as good of an athlete as somebody else. This whole "everybody gets a trophy for participating" is killing our society. The children just don't have the necessary coping mechanism or decision making abilities developed to allow them to function as responsible adults. Our insane leftist schooling practices right through college is destroying their ability to contribute to society by teaching them that no matter what, anything they do is OK and that it's society's responsibility to make them feel all warm and fuzzy and to support them once they graduate with their degree in lesbian dance theory or any one of the lunatic majors that the left has concocted. That isn't how the world works at least it doesn't work well or for very long with that mentality and we are seeing the fallout from that mentality in all of these mass shootings. People with out direction will seldom end up anywhere if their parents haven't provided them with a compass and the ability to use that compass.
I just saw where Illinois has passed a bill requiring all schools to teach History which includes the effects of LGBTA. What the hell is that? How is knowing that J. Edgar Hoover was a cross dresser going to help our children? Even if you don't believe in God the ten commandments are pretty legit way to keep a society from imploding.
Where does the money come from to buy back the guns? Taxpayers.I have no issue with a gun buy-back program. Guns aren't for everybody.
Some folks that have 'em, shouldn't. Voluntary programs like this are fine with me.
If that was the case, 75% of Washington would probably be thrown in prison. Not that that's a bad thing, imo.points well taken, as usual. :thumbup
as for the altruistic group hug... "some" isn't enough but I'll grant you the D vs. R point anyway.
I'd personally like to see every politician that doesn't support the Constitution be held accountable for violating the oath of office, where they specifically swear to uphold what they're trying to trash.
Is it a requirement for card carrying pacifists to deny themselves a hobby? Why does owning a gun - or even firing a gun, automatically become equated with an act of violence?Before I became a pacifist I loved guns and shooting guns. I thought they were beautiful and useful tools. Every now and then I see some of the confiscated guns that are being sent out to be destroyed and it tugs at my heart strings. I just tell myself that I'm not like that anymore.:rofl: