"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
I just have to say this:
My original question in this poll was: "Should the mentally ill be able to own guns?" Thinking at the time that it was a very simple question, I hardly expected anyone to vote yes.... I see that 29.27% (12 people) voted yes, 53.66% (22) no and 17.07% (7) unsure. Now, I've received some very intelligent and well thought out responses in this thread - however, I've also (frankly) encountered some extremely dumb ones as well. What can be so hard to answer as a simple question like the one I asked? Is it because some people here are merely playing games, or are they really that abysmally stupid?
To the ones whom (correctly) voted no: Thank you (and please don't forget to vote!!!) many times over!!!!
To the ones whom voted yes: I sincerely mean this - idiots like you should NEVER see the inside of a voting booth, as you are (in my book) dangerous to the national security of this country...
To the ones unsure: You are, imo, merely ignorant - but ignorance can be changed (stupidity can't), so good luck with that....
I may be banned for saying all this stuff, but do I care? I have a million other things I can be doing, than hanging on here, debating with people whom have no social redeeming value - AND should be taxed for the air they breathe, as they are human excrement (and I have no respect for human waste)....
So long DP and no thanks, I won't be back this time....
Wow op doesn't think the mentally ill deserve civil rights. How sad. Perhaps op thinks we should just kill them.
Could be a ****ty day at work, they could find they have cancer or that their spouse has been cheating for 20 years.
You never know when anyone's going to lose it. . . because if we knew that **** that would mean we could predict the future.
So let's just ban guns because of this horrific unknown! It only makes sense
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
It is a badly worded poll in terms of reality. I suppose I could start a poll on "Should someone be allowed to have a gun who is going to commit murder with it?" Yes or no?
The poll SHOULD have asked "should someone who had been determined by a licensed health professional to poise a risk to him/herself or others with a firearm be prohibited from having a firearm?"
I'm not into second guessing things, so I won't second guess my poll. However, I will take what you said as advice and will use it going forward in one way or another - won't be posting in DP forums any longer, but you never know when your advice may come in handy (so thanks)....
I wish you and many others here the best - in your DP experience, as well as life.