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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    You make some valid points, but imo, that is another issue altogether (and I certainly didn't intend for this thread to even go there in the first place)...

    For starters, one can always get a second opinion (and a third - so on and so forth) if they don't agree with their diagnoses... That's all I really have to say, without veering off topic here...
    It's not another issue altogether, it's THE issue. If you punish people for seeking psychological help, you will have less people seeking psychological help.
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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's not another issue altogether, it's THE issue. If you punish people for seeking psychological help, you will have less people seeking psychological help.
    Unless there is a specific question you want me to answer regarding the topic I've presented, please see below:

    1. I totally agree with you.

    2. I don't wish to discuss this any further.... (in THIS thread)

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    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....

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Wow op doesn't think the mentally ill deserve civil rights. How sad. Perhaps op thinks we should just kill them.

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The problem is my friend you don't know when one of these guys will lose it and go off the deep end......then it is to late.
    I agree 100% - You never know when ANYONE will lose it and go off the edge.

    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
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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The problem is my friend you don't know when one of these guys will lose it and go off the deep end......then it is to late.
    Not if you're carrying a gun, it's not.

    If someone goes off the deep end, you kill them. That's the whole point.

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    It's not another issue altogether, it's THE issue. If you punish people for seeking psychological help, you will have less people seeking psychological help.
    NO ONE should seek psychological help. There is no doctor-client privilege in regards to criminal law - nor privacy - for how often prosecutors release such information to the press. If you see a professional for counseling, exactly every word you say - and every word that professional says you said - whether you did or not - can be used against you in court and then even in the media.

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    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....

    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?"

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    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 think your comment is well worth responding to at this point, Joko.

    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.


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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    I think your comment is well worth responding to at this point, Joko.

    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.

    Dont't let them run you off, my friend. That is the perverse game they play.

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