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

    Seymour police used the law last year to take three guns away from a local man after his co-workers reported that he threatened to blow up his workplace. Police searched his computer and discovered he visited Web sites dealing with murders, violence and workplace shootings.
    Yeah. I'm all for taking guns away from that retard.
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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
    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.
    Well put. Removing the option simply puts society at greater risk.
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Read the article linked in the OP. There is in fact a law. Reading saves asking stupid questions.
    It is STILL unconstitutional...
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If the law allows for it, that is fine. There is nothing wrong with police executing their duty under the law. Whether such a law is constitutional or not, I am less certain.
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    It is STILL unconstitutional...
    I never claimed otherwise.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I never claimed otherwise.
    Never said you did... I was just clarifying your seeming uncertainty.
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So that's what you served in the military for? I'm glad you are out.
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    Re: Should police take guns from people they suspect might harm themselves or others?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So that's what you served in the military for? I'm glad you are out.
    I know one of the places friggers served, he knows where I did my bit.

    Given a choice between you and him watching my back, its a no brainer!

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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.
    I "Suspect" the Police now. The whole Story...

    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.

    Seymour police used the law last year to take three guns away from a local man after his co-workers reported that he threatened to blow up his workplace. Police searched his computer and discovered he visited Web sites dealing with murders, violence and workplace shootings.

    The gun seizure law was passed a year after a disgruntled Connecticut Lottery worker shot four top lottery officials and himself to death at the agency.

    So,,,1 man "threatens" to "blow up" his "Workplace", he doesn't. The Police "steal" his Firearms...And " steal "2,,093" from other People.

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

    Sorry you two...for some extreme hyper partisans here if you served in the military but are liberal you're apparently worthy of disdain and ridicule. Personally I find it rather sickening and pathetic.

    As far as this I agree mostly with WI, CC, Lerx, Gosh, etc. JUST on suspicion, no I don't think so. Reasonable probability based on threat/means for a short term time, especially with those with impaired mental falicies? Yeah, in some cases such as that I could be accepting of it.

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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
    LOL.

    On a serious note, and I wont do serious too often, having been in the US military I have had guns pointed at me and I have pointed guns at others.

    Both conditions are disturbing.

    Guns and idiots do not mix, the US needs gun control.



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