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The Swiss Have Liberal Gun Laws, Too But They Also Have Fewer Gun-Related Deaths Than The U.S.
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RW NRA Gunloon
2018-03-29 20:50:12 UTC
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The Swiss Have Liberal Gun Laws, Too But they also have fewer gun-related
deaths than the U.S.

[Maybe it's because the Swiss have so few gun hugging American gunloons
there]

In February 2011, Swiss citizens voted in a referendum that called for a
national gun registry and for firearms owned by members of the military to
be stored in public arsenals.

“It is a question of trust between the state and the citizen. The citizen
is not just a citizen, he is also a soldier,” Hermann Suter, who at the
time was vice president of the Swiss gun-rights group Pro Tell, told the
BBC then. “The gun at home is the best way to avoid dictatorships—only
dictators take arms away from the citizens.”

Apparently many of his fellow Swiss agreed. The referendum was easily
defeated. Gun ownership in the country has deep historic roots and it is
tied to mandatory military service for Swiss men between the ages of 18
and 34. Traditionally, soldiers were allowed to keep their weapons at home
in order to defend against conquering armies. These fears came close to
being realized during the Franco-Prussian War on 1871; as well as World
War I, when the Swiss border was threatened; and World War II, when the
country feared a Nazi invasion.

But guns are popular beyond the military, as well. Children as young as 12
are taught how to shoot as well as the rules of gun safety, and are
encouraged to participate in highly popular target-shooting competitions.
The country’s cultural attachment to firearms resembles America’s in some
ways, though it has no constitutional right to bear arms—it has the third-
highest rate of private gun ownership in the world, behind the United
States and Yemen. Yet Switzerland has a low rate of gun crime, and hasn’t
seen a mass shooting since 2001, when a gunman opened fire in the
legislative body in the Canton of Zug, killing 14 people, as well as
himself.

So it’s possible to have widespread gun ownership without so frequently
seeing the kinds of incidents that the U.S. saw on Wednesday, when a
gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. But how?

For one thing, Switzerland’s rate of gun ownership is still substantially
lower than America’s—in Switzerland the rate is roughly one gun per four
people, whereas in the U.S. it’s more than one per person, according to
GunPolicy.org. The Swiss Defense Ministry estimates that there are 2
million privately owned weapons in the country of 8.3 million people.
There are estimated to be 300 million guns in the U.S., but 130 million of
them are owned by about 3 percent of the adult population.

Another way the two countries differ is in their rates of gun-related
deaths. Swiss gun-related death rates are the highest in Europe. The
figure for the U.S. is three times higher than that for Switzerland. Much
of that is attributable in both countries to suicide. Mass shootings in
Switzerland are relatively rare, though, with two in the past 20 years. By
one estimate, there have been 30 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2018 alone,
including Wednesday’s in Florida—though the number of fatalities in these
mass shootings is only a small proportion of the overall gun-related
homicides in the U.S.

The Washington Post offers some reasons why mass shootings are more common
in the U.S. than in Switzerland:

Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they suspect of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.

Some sociologists say that Switzerland's military service comes close to
an extended background check, too, and that the country's education system
teaches children early on to search for compromises instead of risking
open conflicts. Hence, while almost every home in Switzerland may have a
weapon, access is still indirectly regulated and the use of weapons
usually follows strict societal norms.
Then there’s the question of what Swiss guns are meant to defend against.
The Swiss trust their government more than citizens of other rich
countries trust theirs. So the tradition of gun ownership arose more from
the historic need to protect Switzerland from invaders than from the
hypothetical need to overthrow a tyrannical government. And as Time
pointed out in 2012, “the culture of responsibility and safety … is
anchored in society and passed from generation to generation.”

The fundamental difference between Switzerland and the U.S. when it comes
to buying guns is not the ease of purchase—it’s easy in both countries—but
the regulations that are associated with gun ownership in Switzerland.
Most firearms, with the exception of fully automatic weapons, are legal.
But background checks are mandated, which is not always the case in the
U.S. Heavy machine guns and military weapons such as grenade launchers are
banned in Switzerland; under some circumstances they can be purchased in
the U.S. Public-carrying permits are issued rarely. Guns can be
transported, but must remain unloaded at all times when they’re not in
use.

Hunting weapons must be registered with the local Canton. Pistols, rifles,
and semiautomatic weapons require a license. The paperwork is relatively
easy to obtain—and Cantons can make exceptions for individuals. (Citizens
of Albania, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Serbia, and Turkey who live in the country as permanent residents are
forbidden from buying guns because of their nations’ history of civil
war.)

Switzerland’s relatively liberal rules may soon face a challenge from
outside the country’s borders, however. The country is a member of the
Schengen area, the group of 26 European countries that allows for the free
movement of people. Some other members of the Schengen area are also
members of the European Union (Switzerland is not). Last year the EU
tightened the restrictions on gun ownership and Switzerland, as a member
of the Schengen, must bring its laws in line with the new regulations by
August of this year. Swiss gun-rights advocates are already planning a
legal challenge because, among other things, it revisits the idea of a gun
registry.

“When conflicts arise, Switzerland must put its sovereignty first,”
Christoph Blocher, the vice president of the SVP, the country’s biggest
party, told Reuters. “In an emergency, Switzerland should be ready to exit
Schengen.”


https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/swiss-
guns/553448/
Liberals are VERMIN!
2018-03-29 21:49:00 UTC
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Guns don't kill people. In the U.S., it's blacks, latinos and white trash in that order. Things the Swiss have very little of.
Gospel TT
2018-03-29 21:52:48 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
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The Swiss Have Liberal Gun Laws, Too But they also have fewer
gun-related
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
deaths than the U.S.
[Maybe it's because the Swiss have so few gun hugging American
gunloons
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
there]
In February 2011, Swiss citizens voted in a referendum that called for a
national gun registry and for firearms owned by members of the
military to
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
be stored in public arsenals.
“It is a question of trust between the state and the citizen. The citizen
is not just a citizen, he is also a soldier,” Hermann Suter, who at the
time was vice president of the Swiss gun-rights group Pro Tell, told the
BBC then. “The gun at home is the best way to avoid
dictatorships—only
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
dictators take arms away from the citizens.”
Apparently many of his fellow Swiss agreed. The referendum was
easily
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
defeated. Gun ownership in the country has deep historic roots and it is
tied to mandatory military service for Swiss men between the ages of 18
and 34. Traditionally, soldiers were allowed to keep their weapons at home
in order to defend against conquering armies. These fears came
close to
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
being realized during the Franco-Prussian War on 1871; as well as World
War I, when the Swiss border was threatened; and World War II, when the
country feared a Nazi invasion.
But guns are popular beyond the military, as well. Children as
young as 12
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
are taught how to shoot as well as the rules of gun safety, and are
encouraged to participate in highly popular target-shooting
competitions.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
The country’s cultural attachment to firearms resembles America’s in some
ways, though it has no constitutional right to bear arms—it has the third-
highest rate of private gun ownership in the world, behind the
United
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
States and Yemen. Yet Switzerland has a low rate of gun crime, and hasn’t
seen a mass shooting since 2001, when a gunman opened fire in the
legislative body in the Canton of Zug, killing 14 people, as well as
himself.
So it’s possible to have widespread gun ownership without so
frequently
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
seeing the kinds of incidents that the U.S. saw on Wednesday, when a
gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. But how?
For one thing, Switzerland’s rate of gun ownership is still
substantially
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
lower than America’s—in Switzerland the rate is roughly one gun per four
people, whereas in the U.S. it’s more than one per person,
according to
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
GunPolicy.org. The Swiss Defense Ministry estimates that there are 2
million privately owned weapons in the country of 8.3 million
people.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
There are estimated to be 300 million guns in the U.S., but 130 million of
them are owned by about 3 percent of the adult population.
Another way the two countries differ is in their rates of
gun-related
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
deaths. Swiss gun-related death rates are the highest in Europe. The
figure for the U.S. is three times higher than that for
Switzerland. Much
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
of that is attributable in both countries to suicide. Mass
shootings in
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Switzerland are relatively rare, though, with two in the past 20 years. By
one estimate, there have been 30 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2018 alone,
including Wednesday’s in Florida—though the number of fatalities in these
mass shootings is only a small proportion of the overall
gun-related
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
homicides in the U.S.
The Washington Post offers some reasons why mass shootings are more common
Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they
suspect of
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently
approached
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
Some sociologists say that Switzerland's military service comes close to
an extended background check, too, and that the country's education system
teaches children early on to search for compromises instead of
risking
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
open conflicts. Hence, while almost every home in Switzerland may have a
weapon, access is still indirectly regulated and the use of weapons
usually follows strict societal norms.
Then there’s the question of what Swiss guns are meant to defend against.
The Swiss trust their government more than citizens of other rich
countries trust theirs. So the tradition of gun ownership arose more from
the historic need to protect Switzerland from invaders than from the
hypothetical need to overthrow a tyrannical government. And as Time
pointed out in 2012, “the culture of responsibility and safety … is
anchored in society and passed from generation to generation.”
The fundamental difference between Switzerland and the U.S. when it comes
to buying guns is not the ease of purchase—it’s easy in both
countries—but
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
the regulations that are associated with gun ownership in
Switzerland.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Most firearms, with the exception of fully automatic weapons, are legal.
But background checks are mandated, which is not always the case in the
U.S. Heavy machine guns and military weapons such as grenade
launchers are
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
banned in Switzerland; under some circumstances they can be
purchased in
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
the U.S. Public-carrying permits are issued rarely. Guns can be
transported, but must remain unloaded at all times when they’re not in
use.
Hunting weapons must be registered with the local Canton. Pistols, rifles,
and semiautomatic weapons require a license. The paperwork is
relatively
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
easy to obtain—and Cantons can make exceptions for individuals. (Citizens
of Albania, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and
Herzegovina,
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Serbia, and Turkey who live in the country as permanent residents are
forbidden from buying guns because of their nations’ history of civil
war.)
Switzerland’s relatively liberal rules may soon face a challenge from
outside the country’s borders, however. The country is a member of the
Schengen area, the group of 26 European countries that allows for the free
movement of people. Some other members of the Schengen area are also
members of the European Union (Switzerland is not). Last year the EU
tightened the restrictions on gun ownership and Switzerland, as a member
of the Schengen, must bring its laws in line with the new
regulations by
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
August of this year. Swiss gun-rights advocates are already
planning a
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
legal challenge because, among other things, it revisits the idea of a gun
registry.
“When conflicts arise, Switzerland must put its sovereignty first,”
Christoph Blocher, the vice president of the SVP, the country’s biggest
party, told Reuters. “In an emergency, Switzerland should be ready to exit
Schengen.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/swiss-
guns/553448/
They have more sensible gun laws, to which too many here are opposed.
Liberals are VERMIN!
2018-03-29 21:58:32 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
The Swiss Have Liberal Gun Laws, Too But they also have fewer
gun-related
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
deaths than the U.S.
[Maybe it's because the Swiss have so few gun hugging American
gunloons
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
there]
In February 2011, Swiss citizens voted in a referendum that called
for a
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
national gun registry and for firearms owned by members of the
military to
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
be stored in public arsenals.
It is a question of trust between the state and the citizen. The
citizen
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
is not just a citizen, he is also a soldier, Hermann Suter, who at
the
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
time was vice president of the Swiss gun-rights group Pro Tell,
told the
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
BBC then. The gun at home is the best way to avoid
dictatorships only
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
dictators take arms away from the citizens.
Apparently many of his fellow Swiss agreed. The referendum was
easily
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
defeated. Gun ownership in the country has deep historic roots and
it is
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
tied to mandatory military service for Swiss men between the ages
of 18
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
and 34. Traditionally, soldiers were allowed to keep their weapons
at home
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
in order to defend against conquering armies. These fears came
close to
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
being realized during the Franco-Prussian War on 1871; as well as
World
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
War I, when the Swiss border was threatened; and World War II, when
the
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
country feared a Nazi invasion.
But guns are popular beyond the military, as well. Children as
young as 12
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
are taught how to shoot as well as the rules of gun safety, and are
encouraged to participate in highly popular target-shooting
competitions.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
The country s cultural attachment to firearms resembles America s
in some
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
ways, though it has no constitutional right to bear arms it has the
third-
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
highest rate of private gun ownership in the world, behind the
United
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
States and Yemen. Yet Switzerland has a low rate of gun crime, and
hasn t
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
seen a mass shooting since 2001, when a gunman opened fire in the
legislative body in the Canton of Zug, killing 14 people, as well
as
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
himself.
So it s possible to have widespread gun ownership without so
frequently
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
seeing the kinds of incidents that the U.S. saw on Wednesday, when
a
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Florida. But how?
For one thing, Switzerland s rate of gun ownership is still
substantially
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
lower than America s in Switzerland the rate is roughly one gun per
four
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
people, whereas in the U.S. it s more than one per person,
according to
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
GunPolicy.org. The Swiss Defense Ministry estimates that there are
2
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
million privately owned weapons in the country of 8.3 million
people.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
There are estimated to be 300 million guns in the U.S., but 130
million of
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
them are owned by about 3 percent of the adult population.
Another way the two countries differ is in their rates of
gun-related
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
deaths. Swiss gun-related death rates are the highest in Europe.
The
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
figure for the U.S. is three times higher than that for
Switzerland. Much
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
of that is attributable in both countries to suicide. Mass
shootings in
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Switzerland are relatively rare, though, with two in the past 20
years. By
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
one estimate, there have been 30 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2018
alone,
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
including Wednesday s in Florida though the number of fatalities in
these
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
mass shootings is only a small proportion of the overall
gun-related
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
homicides in the U.S.
The Washington Post offers some reasons why mass shootings are more
common
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they
suspect of
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently
approached
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand
over
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
Some sociologists say that Switzerland's military service comes
close to
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
an extended background check, too, and that the country's education
system
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
teaches children early on to search for compromises instead of
risking
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
open conflicts. Hence, while almost every home in Switzerland may
have a
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
weapon, access is still indirectly regulated and the use of weapons
usually follows strict societal norms.
Then there s the question of what Swiss guns are meant to defend
against.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
The Swiss trust their government more than citizens of other rich
countries trust theirs. So the tradition of gun ownership arose
more from
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
the historic need to protect Switzerland from invaders than from
the
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
hypothetical need to overthrow a tyrannical government. And as Time
pointed out in 2012, the culture of responsibility and safety is
anchored in society and passed from generation to generation.
The fundamental difference between Switzerland and the U.S. when it
comes
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
to buying guns is not the ease of purchase it s easy in both
countries but
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
the regulations that are associated with gun ownership in
Switzerland.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Most firearms, with the exception of fully automatic weapons, are
legal.
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
But background checks are mandated, which is not always the case in
the
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
U.S. Heavy machine guns and military weapons such as grenade
launchers are
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
banned in Switzerland; under some circumstances they can be
purchased in
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
the U.S. Public-carrying permits are issued rarely. Guns can be
transported, but must remain unloaded at all times when they re not
in
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
use.
Hunting weapons must be registered with the local Canton. Pistols,
rifles,
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
and semiautomatic weapons require a license. The paperwork is
relatively
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
easy to obtain and Cantons can make exceptions for individuals.
(Citizens
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
of Albania, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and
Herzegovina,
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Serbia, and Turkey who live in the country as permanent residents
are
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
forbidden from buying guns because of their nations history of
civil
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
war.)
Switzerland s relatively liberal rules may soon face a challenge
from
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
outside the country s borders, however. The country is a member of
the
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Schengen area, the group of 26 European countries that allows for
the free
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
movement of people. Some other members of the Schengen area are
also
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
members of the European Union (Switzerland is not). Last year the
EU
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
tightened the restrictions on gun ownership and Switzerland, as a
member
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
of the Schengen, must bring its laws in line with the new
regulations by
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
August of this year. Swiss gun-rights advocates are already
planning a
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
legal challenge because, among other things, it revisits the idea
of a gun
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
registry.
When conflicts arise, Switzerland must put its sovereignty first,
Christoph Blocher, the vice president of the SVP, the country s
biggest
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
party, told Reuters. In an emergency, Switzerland should be ready
to exit
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Schengen.
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/swiss-
guns/553448/
They have more sensible gun laws, to which too many here are opposed.
You can have all the gun laws you want. If the scum using the guns don't care, you end-up with killings.
Shadow
2018-03-29 22:23:54 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
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Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they suspect of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
That's probably the most important reason for the extreme
difference.
The Swiss State does background checks and psych and medical
evaluations on ALL it's citizens.
I would have thought those numbers would be higher. Psychotics
make up a little over 1% of a population. Which would be almost
100.000 people (half of which would be male). They are probably exempt
from military service, and hence also not allowed to own guns.
Stop the loony's "right to buy guns" and the problem
disappears.
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2018-03-29 23:41:22 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
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Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they suspect of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
That's probably the most important reason for the extreme
difference.
The Swiss State does background checks and psych and medical
evaluations on ALL it's citizens.
I would have thought those numbers would be higher. Psychotics
make up a little over 1% of a population. Which would be almost
100.000 people (half of which would be male). They are probably exempt
from military service, and hence also not allowed to own guns.
Stop the loony's "right to buy guns" and the problem
disappears.
'Loony'. Hmm. The devil is in the definition...
Personally I think sane individual SHOULD be able to purchase
guns.

Psychotics and extreme sociopaths are very easy to detect. Do
you have trouble at all identifying them in the newsgroups ? So much
easier for a trained psychiatrist.
There will always be the "fringe" individuals who might or
might not become violent under certain conditions, but I'm sure the
homicide numbers will plunge if the US takes mandatory mental
screening seriously.

Anyone disagree ?
There you go ... easy, huh ?
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2018-03-30 12:29:31 UTC
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On Fri, 30 Mar 2018 05:00:58 -0700 (PDT), Ed Stasiak
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Psychotics and extreme sociopaths are very easy to detect. Do
you have trouble at all identifying them in the newsgroups ? So much
easier for a trained psychiatrist.
Shadow
but I'm sure the homicide numbers will plunge if the US takes
mandatory mental screening seriously. Anyone disagree?
As long as they have their day in court.
After killing half a dozen children ? Strange logic. I suppose
you think that will bring them back to life.

Thank you for your feedback. 3 positively identified so far.
Like I said - easy.
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2018-03-30 13:01:37 UTC
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On Fri, 30 Mar 2018 05:34:12 -0700 (PDT), Ed Stasiak
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Ed Stasiak
As long as they have their day in court.
After killing half a dozen children?
No, before they’re judged to be crazy and stripped of their
Constitutional and human rights, or are you opposed to the
concept of due process?
I suppose as long as killing half a dozen children is
considered a "human right", lawyers will be able to afford nice cars.

I'm sorry, it's still 3. Posting crazy twice won't increase
the psycho stats.
Psychosis is a medical condition, BTW. I don't believe judges
have the necessary training to determine who is or who isn't
psychotic. It's why in Switzerland the screening is done by the State
Medical System.
Very few judges would rule that permitting a medically
certified psychotic or sociopath to buy a gun is a "Constitutional and
human right".
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2018-03-30 19:10:41 UTC
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Shadow
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Ed Stasiak
As long as they have their day in court.
After killing half a dozen children?
No, before they’re judged to be crazy and stripped of their
Constitutional and human rights, or are you opposed to the
concept of due process?
I suppose as long as killing half a dozen children is
considered a "human right", lawyers will be able to afford nice cars.
I'm sorry, it's still 3. Posting crazy twice won't increase
the psycho stats.
Psychosis is a medical condition, BTW. I don't believe judges
have the necessary training to determine who is or who isn't
psychotic. It's why in Switzerland the screening is done by the State
Medical System.
Very few judges would rule that permitting a medically
certified psychotic or sociopath to buy a gun is a "Constitutional and
human right".
Hate to say it, but, if it's still fallible, corruptible humans doing
the certifying, yeah, I'd worry.
What percentage of doctors do you think are "corruptible"
enough to lose their licenses for selling false certificates ?
They'd be easy to spot, as their "patients" would commit more
crimes than the average "patient".
I never said it would eliminate all murders. Switzerland DOES
have murders. If you exclude suicides, < 1/7th of US stats. Suicide
rates are very similar.
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2018-03-31 15:45:31 UTC
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Shadow
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Ed Stasiak
No, before they’re judged to be crazy and stripped of their
Constitutional and human rights, or are you opposed to the
concept of due process?
Psychosis is a medical condition, BTW. I don't believe judges
have the necessary training to determine who is or who isn't
psychotic. It's why in Switzerland the screening is done by the
State Medical System.
Very few judges would rule that permitting a medically certified
psychotic or sociopath to buy a gun is a "Constitutional and
human right".
It's the same here. The judges are basing their decision on the
findings of psychiatrists who are brought in to exam the subject
who is accused of being crazy. The judges are not personally
carrying out psychological exams themselves.
Nobody will ever ACCUSED of being crazy. It's like being
ACCUSED of being 5 ft 10". A patient either is psychotic or is not
psychotic. It's NOT a criminal offence. So no need for a defense
lawyer. If you disagree with an evaluation, just apply for another by
a different professional.
He/she didn't measure me right. I'm 6'4", NOT 5'10".
"No problem. We'll send you to another professional measurer"
...... "Hey, you're right, you ARE 6'4". Corrected. Here's your
license to buy really long beds."
But that’s not what we’re talking about, what the anti-gun fundies
want is to bypass due process completely and allow random,
nameless and faceless government bureaucrats (who I’ll point
out, also aren’t trained psychiatrists…) to delete any American’s
Constitutional and human rights with the click of a mouse.
No, that's not what I was saying. A lot on the police force
and other government bureaucrats are psychopaths/sociopaths. No way
they should be the ones to examine the applicants.
Essentially, they want to implement a blanket “Do Not Fly List” on
a nation wide basis applying to guns with no arrests, no prosecution,
no judges, no defense lawyers, no psych exams. No Due Process.
I don't care what "they" want. A simple 2 hour mental
examination every two years or so by a trained STATE psychiatrist
would wean out most of (but not all - obviously) the people that are
more likely to use guns to commit crimes. And anybody too scared to be
examined should automatically have his permit to purchase guns (and
his guns) confiscated.
Who on earth would be scared to do a psych exam that could
save thousands of lives other than a seriously mentally ill citizen ?
I do them every time I renew my driver's license. My gardener
failed his. He asked for a re-evaluation. Failed again. He IS a
sociopath, so the doctors got that one right. Note the second doctor
never gets to know it's a re-evaluation, so there is no bias.
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Shadow
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Ed Stasiak
No, before they’re judged to be crazy and stripped of their
Constitutional and human rights, or are you opposed to the
concept of due process?
Psychosis is a medical condition, BTW. I don't believe judges
have the necessary training to determine who is or who isn't
psychotic. It's why in Switzerland the screening is done by the
State Medical System.
Very few judges would rule that permitting a medically certified
psychotic or sociopath to buy a gun is a "Constitutional and
human right".
It's the same here. The judges are basing their decision on the
findings of psychiatrists who are brought in to exam the subject
who is accused of being crazy. The judges are not personally
carrying out psychological exams themselves.
Nobody will ever ACCUSED of being crazy. It's like being
ACCUSED of being 5 ft 10". A patient either is psychotic or is not
psychotic. It's NOT a criminal offence. So no need for a defense
lawyer. If you disagree with an evaluation, just apply for another by
a different professional.
He/she didn't measure me right. I'm 6'4", NOT 5'10".
"No problem. We'll send you to another professional measurer"
...... "Hey, you're right, you ARE 6'4". Corrected. Here's your
license to buy really long beds."
But that’s not what we’re talking about, what the anti-gun fundies
want is to bypass due process completely and allow random,
nameless and faceless government bureaucrats (who I’ll point
out, also aren’t trained psychiatrists…) to delete any American’s
Constitutional and human rights with the click of a mouse.
No, that's not what I was saying. A lot on the police force
and other government bureaucrats are psychopaths/sociopaths. No way
they should be the ones to examine the applicants.
Essentially, they want to implement a blanket “Do Not Fly List” on
a nation wide basis applying to guns with no arrests, no prosecution,
no judges, no defense lawyers, no psych exams. No Due Process.
I don't care what "they" want. A simple 2 hour mental
examination every two years or so by a trained STATE psychiatrist
would wean out most of (but not all - obviously) the people that are
more likely to use guns to commit crimes. And anybody too scared to be
examined should automatically have his permit to purchase guns (and
his guns) confiscated.
Who on earth would be scared to do a psych exam that could
save thousands of lives other than a seriously mentally ill citizen ?
I do them every time I renew my driver's license. My gardener
failed his. He asked for a re-evaluation. Failed again. He IS a
sociopath, so the doctors got that one right. Note the second doctor
never gets to know it's a re-evaluation, so there is no bias.
Wait... your driver's exam includes a psych test? Of what sort?
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Shadow
Post by Shadow
Ed Stasiak
No, before they’re judged to be crazy and stripped of their
Constitutional and human rights, or are you opposed to the
concept of due process?
Psychosis is a medical condition, BTW. I don't believe judges
have the necessary training to determine who is or who isn't
psychotic. It's why in Switzerland the screening is done by the
State Medical System.
Very few judges would rule that permitting a medically certified
psychotic or sociopath to buy a gun is a "Constitutional and
human right".
It's the same here. The judges are basing their decision on the
findings of psychiatrists who are brought in to exam the subject
who is accused of being crazy. The judges are not personally
carrying out psychological exams themselves.
Nobody will ever ACCUSED of being crazy. It's like being
ACCUSED of being 5 ft 10". A patient either is psychotic or is not
psychotic. It's NOT a criminal offence. So no need for a defense
lawyer. If you disagree with an evaluation, just apply for another by
a different professional.
He/she didn't measure me right. I'm 6'4", NOT 5'10".
"No problem. We'll send you to another professional measurer"
...... "Hey, you're right, you ARE 6'4". Corrected. Here's your
license to buy really long beds."
But that’s not what we’re talking about, what the anti-gun fundies
want is to bypass due process completely and allow random,
nameless and faceless government bureaucrats (who I’ll point
out, also aren’t trained psychiatrists…) to delete any American’s
Constitutional and human rights with the click of a mouse.
No, that's not what I was saying. A lot on the police force
and other government bureaucrats are psychopaths/sociopaths. No way
they should be the ones to examine the applicants.
Essentially, they want to implement a blanket “Do Not Fly List” on
a nation wide basis applying to guns with no arrests, no prosecution,
no judges, no defense lawyers, no psych exams. No Due Process.
I don't care what "they" want. A simple 2 hour mental
examination every two years or so by a trained STATE psychiatrist
would wean out most of (but not all - obviously) the people that are
more likely to use guns to commit crimes. And anybody too scared to be
examined should automatically have his permit to purchase guns (and
his guns) confiscated.
Who on earth would be scared to do a psych exam that could
save thousands of lives other than a seriously mentally ill citizen ?
I do them every time I renew my driver's license. My gardener
failed his. He asked for a re-evaluation. Failed again. He IS a
sociopath, so the doctors got that one right. Note the second doctor
never gets to know it's a re-evaluation, so there is no bias.
Wait... your driver's exam includes a psych test? Of what sort?
Standard. IQ test, frustration levels, neurological
coordination, cognitive tests followed by a face-to-face interview.
Every 5 years. The interview is only mandatory for a
professional drivers's license, or when the first battery of written
exams shows strong psychopathic tendencies.
My gardener was a school bus driver. That requires a
professional licence. He was considered a "danger to himself and
others", by two independent evaluations. Why he's a gardener now.
He no longer has the "constitutional right" to kill and maim
children. I suppose he could use an axe ..... hum, maybe I should lock
them up somewhere.
TY. I'll do that.
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I don't care what "they" want. A simple 2 hour mental
examination every two years or so by a trained STATE psychiatrist
would wean out most of (but not all - obviously) the people that are
more likely to use guns to commit crimes. And anybody too scared to be
examined should automatically have his permit to purchase guns (and
his guns) confiscated.
Who on earth would be scared to do a psych exam that could
save thousands of lives other than a seriously mentally ill citizen ?
Why limit it to gun violence? Take it to the next level.
A simple 2 hour mental examination by a trained psychiatrist
would wean out most of the people who are more likely to
commit crimes. Anybody who refuses to be examined should
automatically have his freedom confiscated. After all,
why would anyone other than someone with serious mental
illness balk at this?
Post by Shadow
I do them every time I renew my driver's license. My gardener
failed his. He asked for a re-evaluation. Failed again. He IS a
sociopath, so the doctors got that one right.
Are you saying your state law requires people to submit
to a psychiatric examination to get a driver's license?
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I don't care what "they" want. A simple 2 hour mental
examination every two years or so by a trained STATE psychiatrist
would wean out most of (but not all - obviously) the people that are
more likely to use guns to commit crimes. And anybody too scared to be
examined should automatically have his permit to purchase guns (and
his guns) confiscated.
Who on earth would be scared to do a psych exam that could
save thousands of lives other than a seriously mentally ill citizen ?
Why limit it to gun violence? Take it to the next level.
A simple 2 hour mental examination by a trained psychiatrist
would wean out most of the people who are more likely to
commit crimes. Anybody who refuses to be examined should
automatically have his freedom confiscated. After all,
why would anyone other than someone with serious mental
illness balk at this?
Post by Shadow
I do them every time I renew my driver's license. My gardener
failed his. He asked for a re-evaluation. Failed again. He IS a
sociopath, so the doctors got that one right.
Are you saying your state law requires people to submit
to a psychiatric examination to get a driver's license?
This idiot lives in Brazil, the crime capital of South America, so
obviously what his government does works so well he thinks it should be
exported.
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Shadow
Post by Shadow
Ed Stasiak
No, before they’re judged to be crazy and stripped of their
Constitutional and human rights, or are you opposed to the
concept of due process?
Psychosis is a medical condition, BTW. I don't believe judges
have the necessary training to determine who is or who isn't
psychotic. It's why in Switzerland the screening is done by the
State Medical System.
Very few judges would rule that permitting a medically certified
psychotic or sociopath to buy a gun is a "Constitutional and
human right".
It's the same here. The judges are basing their decision on the
findings of psychiatrists who are brought in to exam the subject
who is accused of being crazy. The judges are not personally
carrying out psychological exams themselves.
Nobody will ever ACCUSED of being crazy. It's like being
ACCUSED of being 5 ft 10". A patient either is psychotic or is not
psychotic. It's NOT a criminal offence. So no need for a defense
lawyer. If you disagree with an evaluation, just apply for another by
a different professional.
No, that's not what I was saying. A lot on the police force
and other government bureaucrats are psychopaths/sociopaths. No way
they should be the ones to examine the applicants.
You seem to be using the terms 'psychopath' and 'psychotic'
interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing. They are, in fact, two
very different things.
Post by Shadow
I don't care what "they" want. A simple 2 hour mental
examination every two years or so by a trained STATE psychiatrist
Why would I want to hinge my constitutional rights on the results of an
exam by a psychiatrist who wasn't good enough to succeed in the private
sector and had to settle for working for a government salary?
Post by Shadow
would wean out most of (but not all - obviously) the people that are
more likely to use guns to commit crimes. And anybody too scared to be
examined should automatically have his permit to purchase guns (and
his guns) confiscated.
Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen.
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On Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:56:45 -0700, in talk.politics.guns BTR1701
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You seem to be using the terms 'psychopath' and 'psychotic'
interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing. They are, in fact, two
very different things. Why would I want to hinge my constitutional
rights on the results of an exam by a psychiatrist who wasn't good
enough to succeed in the private sector and had to settle for working
for a government salary? Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen.
The easiest approach would be to limit firepower by limiting magazine
capacity and the type of gun that could be owned.

Besides that, universal background checks with registration would stop
the: "Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen," bit for the most part.
Agree that some will be stolen... that will happen. If your gun is
stolen and then you later show up with it, you have made a false
police report.

UBC is probably in your future as is gun registration. Neither
contradict even the most liberal interpretation of 2a. You'll scream
and kick, but it's coming.

As far as the psych exam, it would just be too expensive; who pays for
it? Just plug the loopholes and keep good records... that'll fix
*most* of the problems. If you want to get them all, you gotta repeal
2a and ban guns completely.

Jones


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You seem to be using the terms 'psychopath' and 'psychotic'
interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing. They are, in fact,
two very different things.
Why would I want to hinge my constitutional rights on the results of
an exam by a psychiatrist who wasn't good enough to succeed in the
private sector and had to settle for working for a government salary?
Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen.
Besides that, universal background checks with registration would stop
the: "Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen," bit for the most part.
No, it wouldn't. The moron I was replying to-- and which context you cut
out-- was saying that you'd have to pass a yearly psych test to *keep*
your gun. Which is where I said, "Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen" in
response to some bureaucrat suddenly declaring me mentally unfit so he
could confiscate it.
Post by !Jones
Agree that some will be stolen... that will happen. If your gun is
stolen and then you later show up with it, you have made a false
police report.
No, it could also mean you recovered it.
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On Sun, 01 Apr 2018 22:19:53 -0700, in talk.politics.guns BTR1701
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No, it wouldn't. The moron I was replying to-- and which context you cut
out-- was saying that you'd have to pass a yearly psych test to *keep*
your gun. Which is where I said, "Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen" in
response to some bureaucrat suddenly declaring me mentally unfit so he
could confiscate it. No, it could also mean you recovered it.
Well, *any* law depends on general compliance; that's essentially the
difference between civilization and a short, brutal existence. The
psych test won't work; however, a gun owner has to keep his or her
nose clean and this should be well-defined at the national level. The
days of "my guns are none of your business" are quickly ending; gun
rights with no responsibility have pretty well failed on every
possible level.

Most of the time, if a person will choose a life of violent crime,
they have done so by age 21; they'll usually have a pretty long record
by age 25. Idea being that people don't *usually* change radically...
not suddenly, anyway.

We'd do a lot better to tighten the reporting. What, exactly,
constitutes a reported infraction? That was the issue with the
Sulphur Springs shooter; article 132 of the UCMJ simply defines
assault and the conviction was a misdemeanor... under existing law it
did not have to be reported. In my opinion, any infraction that
revokes (or might revoke) a drivers license (DWI, for example) should
also remove guns; if you can't be trusted with a car, I'd prefer that
you not have guns, either.

But, as far as a yearly qualification... that's a waste of time.
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No, it wouldn't. The moron I was replying to-- and which context you cut
out-- was saying that you'd have to pass a yearly psych test to *keep*
your gun. Which is where I said, "Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen" in
response to some bureaucrat suddenly declaring me mentally unfit so he
could confiscate it.
No, it could also mean you recovered it.
Well, *any* law depends on general compliance
Which is what NY found out after Sandy Hook. They passed sweeping
confiscation laws and got about 15% compliance. The overwhelming number
of gun owners said fuck off.
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In my opinion, any infraction that revokes (or might revoke) a drivers
license (DWI, for example) should also remove guns;
That's nonsense. Speeding has nothing to do with gun use.
Post by !Jones
if you can't be trusted with a car, I'd prefer that you not have guns,
either.
This will be another flashpoint of trouble between state and federal
governments. Federal law says any illegal drug use makes you a
prohibited possessor. Several states have legalized marijuana and people
are openly using it without realizing the federal government considers
that use grounds for stripping them of their 2nd Amendment rights.
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No, it wouldn't. The moron I was replying to-- and which context you cut
out-- was saying that you'd have to pass a yearly psych test to *keep*
your gun. Which is where I said, "Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen" in
response to some bureaucrat suddenly declaring me mentally unfit so he
could confiscate it.
No, it could also mean you recovered it.
Well, *any* law depends on general compliance
Which is what NY found out after Sandy Hook. They passed sweeping
confiscation laws and got about 15% compliance. The overwhelming number
of gun owners said fuck off.
Post by !Jones
In my opinion, any infraction that revokes (or might revoke) a drivers
license (DWI, for example) should also remove guns;
That's nonsense. Speeding has nothing to do with gun use.
That's nonsense, DWI has nothing to do with speeding, but can accompany
it. You're extra full of bullshit today, Jar Jar.
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That's nonsense, DWI has nothing to do with speeding, but can accompany
it. You're extra full of bullshit today, Jar Jar.
The point is that I can look at the way a person drives and tell you
how he or she will handle a gun.

Jones

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That's nonsense, DWI has nothing to do with speeding, but can accompany
it. You're extra full of bullshit today, Jar Jar.
The point is that I can look at the way a person drives and tell you
how he or she will handle a gun.
No, you can't.
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Which is what NY found out after Sandy Hook. They passed sweeping
confiscation laws and got about 15% compliance. The overwhelming number
of gun owners said fuck off. That's nonsense. Speeding has nothing to
do with gun use. This will be another flashpoint of trouble between
state and federal governments. Federal law says any illegal drug use makes you a
prohibited possessor. Several states have legalized marijuana and people
are openly using it without realizing the federal government considers
that use grounds for stripping them of their 2nd Amendment rights.
Well, 2a was about a "well regulated militia", not individual rights.
As far as the freedom to own guns, that can be, and always has been,
stripped for almost any violation even without a jury sentence. If
you become a citizen of another country and remain a legal US
resident, gun freedoms are stripped. If you desert from the army, gun
rights are stripped.

The reason speeding is related to gun use is because it speaks to
responsibility. If your drivers license is suspended, see how long
you keep your pilot's papers! ... same thing. If you're irresponsible
in one area, you probably are in all areas. If you're a doper, you
shouldn't have a gun.

Jones

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Well, 2a was about a "well regulated militia", not individual rights.
Neither I nor the Supreme Court agrees with you.
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Well, 2a was about a "well regulated militia", not individual rights.
That must by why it says, "The power of the states to arm
their militias shall not be infringed."
Oh, wait, it says no such thing. Never mind.
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That must by why it says, "The power of the states to arm
their militias shall not be infringed."
Oh, wait, it says no such thing. Never mind.
My goodness, JW! This is a breakthrough! I mean, I see evidence that
you have actually read it and paid some attention to semantics; I have
never seen you do that before.

Let's take a careful look at United States history focusing on the
debates that were swirling in the latter decade of the 18th century,
shall we?

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That must by why it says, "The power of the states to arm
their militias shall not be infringed."
Oh, wait, it says no such thing. Never mind.
My goodness, JW! This is a breakthrough! I mean, I see evidence that
you have actually read it and paid some attention to semantics; I have
never seen you do that before.
Let's take a careful look at United States history focusing on the
debates that were swirling in the latter decade of the 18th century,
shall we?
Such as the concept that the Second Amendment was part of the Bill of
Rights, a group of amendments intended to protect individual rights?
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Such as the concept that the Second Amendment was part of the Bill of
Rights, a group of amendments intended to protect individual rights?
Not exclusively *individual* rights; it limits government power. For
example, the right of the people to assemble peacefully is obviously a
collective right.

Jones
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Well, 2a was about a "well regulated militia", not individual rights.
As far as the freedom to own guns, that can be, and always has been,
stripped for almost any violation even without a jury sentence. If
you become a citizen of another country and remain a legal US
resident, gun freedoms are stripped. If you desert from the army, gun
rights are stripped.
The reason speeding is related to gun use is because it speaks to
responsibility. If your drivers license is suspended, see how long
you keep your pilot's papers! ... same thing. If you're irresponsible
in one area, you probably are in all areas. If you're a doper, you
shouldn't have a gun.
At last, someone that understands .....
I suspect the ones that disagree are shtting themselves at the
thought of having to do a psych evaluation. Because they KNOW they
won't pass.
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No, it wouldn't. The moron I was replying to-- and which context you cut
out-- was saying that you'd have to pass a yearly psych test to *keep*
your gun.
I have no idea who that was. I suggested every two years.
Every 5 years would eliminate most of the psychotics, and a large
number of the sociopaths.
Post by BTR1701
Which is where I said, "Sorry, officer. My gun was stolen" in
response to some bureaucrat suddenly declaring me mentally unfit so he
could confiscate it.
If the guy registered the theft, and proved he kept it in a
safe place and not just lying around where any kid or felon could get
their hands on it, OK. Sht happens.
How many times does an individual have to get their gun stolen
before you would consider him too irresponsible to own a gun ?
"But I have the constitutional right to be reckless !!!!"
Yeah, right. You forgot your meds *again* .....
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A simple 2 hour mental examination every
two years or so by a trained STATE psychiatrist
<would prevent a lot of/maybe most of the mentally ill from purchasing
guns>
Hmm, well if it only takes two hours and is only done every two years, how
much of a hassle could it be?
None at all. But it would scare the sht out of dangerous
sociopaths. They'd probably oppose, maybe violently.
The sedentary ones would remove relevant text and the
follow-up groups from any posts that support the triage.
Psychotics usually don't know they're psychotics, so they
wouldn't be a problem.
HTH
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Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they suspect of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
    That's probably the most important reason for the extreme
difference.
    The Swiss State does background checks and psych and medical
evaluations on ALL it's citizens.
    I would have thought those numbers would be higher. Psychotics
make up a little over 1% of a population. Which would be almost
100.000 people (half of which would be male). They are probably exempt
from military service, and hence also not allowed to own guns.
    Stop the loony's "right to buy guns" and the problem
disappears.
'Loony'.  Hmm.  The devil is in the definition...
To many on the left, the mere desire to own a gun is proof positive that
the person desiring the gun *is* a loony.
Crazy people on the "left" too. They would not be allowed to
purchase guns either if they were screened by mandatory mental
examinations.
I maintain that mandatory mental screening should be
implemented for ANYONE that wants to buy a gun. And that only a
psychotic or dangerous sociopath would disagree with that. A little 2
hour test once every 2 years or so hurts no one.
Everyone that passes should be allowed to purchase a gun. Not
a much of a deterrent in case the government decides to go rogue and
uses drones, bombs, nerve gas or tanks but it will make them think
twice.

You realize you are deflecting from the thread ? Or maybe not.
Maybe you need that test.
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Scout
2018-04-04 02:14:06 UTC
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:29:10 -0400, Rhino
Post by Gospel TT
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they suspect of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
That's probably the most important reason for the extreme
difference.
The Swiss State does background checks and psych and medical
evaluations on ALL it's citizens.
I would have thought those numbers would be higher. Psychotics
make up a little over 1% of a population. Which would be almost
100.000 people (half of which would be male). They are probably exempt
from military service, and hence also not allowed to own guns.
Stop the loony's "right to buy guns" and the problem
disappears.
'Loony'. Hmm. The devil is in the definition...
To many on the left, the mere desire to own a gun is proof positive that
the person desiring the gun *is* a loony.
Crazy people on the "left" too. They would not be allowed to
purchase guns either if they were screened by mandatory mental
examinations.
I maintain that mandatory mental screening should be
implemented for ANYONE that wants to buy a gun.
Similarly they should be mandated for anyone that wishes to exercise free
speech, publish without censorship, meet in any assembly, would require a
warrant before any search, etc.

After all, if it's so vital, then such a condition should apply to the
exercise of ANY Constitutional right.
Shadow
2018-04-05 22:28:29 UTC
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Post by Shadow
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:29:10 -0400, Rhino
Post by Gospel TT
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they suspect of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
That's probably the most important reason for the extreme
difference.
The Swiss State does background checks and psych and medical
evaluations on ALL it's citizens.
I would have thought those numbers would be higher. Psychotics
make up a little over 1% of a population. Which would be almost
100.000 people (half of which would be male). They are probably exempt
from military service, and hence also not allowed to own guns.
Stop the loony's "right to buy guns" and the problem
disappears.
'Loony'. Hmm. The devil is in the definition...
To many on the left, the mere desire to own a gun is proof positive that
the person desiring the gun *is* a loony.
Crazy people on the "left" too. They would not be allowed to
purchase guns either if they were screened by mandatory mental
examinations.
I maintain that mandatory mental screening should be
implemented for ANYONE that wants to buy a gun.
Similarly they should be mandated for anyone that wishes to exercise free
speech, publish without censorship, meet in any assembly, would require a
warrant before any search, etc.
After all, if it's so vital, then such a condition should apply to the
exercise of ANY Constitutional right.
Hey, your statement would make a great text for the exam.
People would have to analyze if there is a link between carrying guns
and free speech.
Can you think of any countries where free speech is allowed,
but the "right" to carry a gun is not ? If not, why not ?
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2018-04-06 06:28:21 UTC
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On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 22:14:06 -0400, "Scout"
Post by Scout
Post by Shadow
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:29:10 -0400, Rhino
Post by Gospel TT
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they
suspect
of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
That's probably the most important reason for the extreme
difference.
The Swiss State does background checks and psych and medical
evaluations on ALL it's citizens.
I would have thought those numbers would be higher. Psychotics
make up a little over 1% of a population. Which would be almost
100.000 people (half of which would be male). They are probably exempt
from military service, and hence also not allowed to own guns.
Stop the loony's "right to buy guns" and the problem
disappears.
'Loony'. Hmm. The devil is in the definition...
To many on the left, the mere desire to own a gun is proof positive that
the person desiring the gun *is* a loony.
Crazy people on the "left" too. They would not be allowed to
purchase guns either if they were screened by mandatory mental
examinations.
I maintain that mandatory mental screening should be
implemented for ANYONE that wants to buy a gun.
Similarly they should be mandated for anyone that wishes to exercise free
speech, publish without censorship, meet in any assembly, would require a
warrant before any search, etc.
After all, if it's so vital, then such a condition should apply to the
exercise of ANY Constitutional right.
Hey, your statement would make a great text for the exam.
People would have to analyze if there is a link between carrying guns
and free speech.
They are both rights protected by the Bill of Rights within the Constitution
of the United States of America.

What more of a link do you need?

Oh, let me guess you want to impose double or even more standards for how
much we actually protect the rights which are to be totally protected under
the Bill of Rights.
Shadow
2018-04-06 13:26:36 UTC
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Post by Shadow
On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 22:14:06 -0400, "Scout"
Post by Scout
Post by Shadow
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:29:10 -0400, Rhino
Post by Gospel TT
On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:50:12 +0000 (UTC), RW NRA Gunloon
Post by RW NRA Gunloon
Swiss authorities have a list of about 2,000 individuals they
suspect
of
being willing to commit shootings. All of them are frequently approached
by authorities, along with psychologists, and are forced to hand over
their weapons immediately or are barred from purchasing new ones.
That's probably the most important reason for the extreme
difference.
The Swiss State does background checks and psych and medical
evaluations on ALL it's citizens.
I would have thought those numbers would be higher. Psychotics
make up a little over 1% of a population. Which would be almost
100.000 people (half of which would be male). They are probably exempt
from military service, and hence also not allowed to own guns.
Stop the loony's "right to buy guns" and the problem
disappears.
'Loony'. Hmm. The devil is in the definition...
To many on the left, the mere desire to own a gun is proof positive that
the person desiring the gun *is* a loony.
Crazy people on the "left" too. They would not be allowed to
purchase guns either if they were screened by mandatory mental
examinations.
I maintain that mandatory mental screening should be
implemented for ANYONE that wants to buy a gun.
Similarly they should be mandated for anyone that wishes to exercise free
speech, publish without censorship, meet in any assembly, would require a
warrant before any search, etc.
After all, if it's so vital, then such a condition should apply to the
exercise of ANY Constitutional right.
Hey, your statement would make a great text for the exam.
People would have to analyze if there is a link between carrying guns
and free speech.
They are both rights protected by the Bill of Rights within the Constitution
of the United States of America.
You "forgot" to answer the question. In fact, you deleted it.
5 and counting.
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[Maybe it's because the Swiss have so few gun hugging American gunloons
there]
Nowhere near as big an Armaments Industry. How's that wash?

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