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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Police ought to be able to confiscate any weapon that's being brandished or is otherwise unsecured, as long as the owner can retrieve it without hassle at the police station as soon as the next morning.

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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    In the case of people with documented physchological issues, retardation, or other handicaps which would likely prevent them from being able to excercise the responsibility of gun ownership, or if it was proven that the arms were procured illegally, yes.

    But sans documentation of those issues, the state should not have any right to confiscate any arms that were obtained in a legal manner by a mentally stable, law abiding individual.
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should police be allowed to confiscate firearms from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?



    I say no.






    2,000 Guns Confiscated Under Conn. Seizure Law - wcbstv.com
    2,000 Guns Confiscated Under Conn. Seizure Law
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) ― Police in Connecticut say they've now seized more than 2,000 firearms under a 1999 law that allows authorities to confiscate guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others.

    A report prepared for the state legislature says state and local police seized 2,093 guns from October 1999 to May 2009.
    Depends on the nature of their suspicions. However, if someone is demonstratably suicidal, or is making threats against the lives of others, I see nothing wrong with temporarily removing their access to weapons, pending evaluation of their mental health.
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Not just "no" but, oh, "HELL NO!!!"

    "Suspicion" is a rather nebulous term. Just what constitutes “suspicion”?

    This is something that can be taken advantage of by the state very easily.

    Remember, it was only very recently that the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano labeled “those individuals that are proponents of ‘States Rights’ or those that oppose the growth of the Federal Government as ‘Right Wing Extremists’. Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

    She also said that, “[t]he possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”

    Apparently, not being a member of the proper, politically-correct group can have you labeled as “suspicious”.
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Absolutely. But it depends on the degree of suspicion. I would use the legal obligation that my profession requires me to use: intent/means. If someone tells me that they have intent and means to kill themselves or another, I am legally bound to report this. I would use the same determining factor for someone who owns a gun. If they state that they have intent to use the gun to harm themselves or another, the gun should be confiscated. No question about it.
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Where you point a gun says everything about whether you should have one.

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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Unfortunately, when the loons point a gun in the wrong place it is usually too late.

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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by JW Frogen View Post
    Where you point a gun says everything about whether you should have one.
    That is an excellent quote. Did you come up with it?
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    That is an excellent quote. Did you come up with it?
    Yup, I am the Clint Eastwood of quotes.

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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by JW Frogen View Post
    Yup, I am the Clint Eastwood of quotes.
    Guess it's better than being the Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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