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Gene Ralno 
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Re: “Zeroing In? A New Senate Proposal Aims for Common Ground on Gun Safety

Many gun control propositions sound good on the surface but when probed, they turn out to be just one more log on the democrat fire to disarm the people. For example, does "health professional" mean "psychiatrist" or just any doctor or nurse? I'd feel more comfortable with two or more board certified psychiatrists and the patient's personal physician. When law enforcement investigates, would a health professional's "belief" carry the power of a warrant? And in this case would a judges permission be the equivalent of a warrant?

Would the "accused" be given an opportunity to safely store his firearms temporarily or dispose of them before arrest and detention? This is important because many citizens have no relatives. Could "relinquish" mean confiscate permanently or would an unsuspecting family be given an opportunity to take them? Would the "accused" be allowed a trial by jury or could a conviction result from a health professional's opinion, a police investigation and a judge's order? Due process means different things even after careful study of the law.

We all want nuts, felons, terrorists and illegal aliens to be denied possession of firearms, explosives, poisons, toxins, dangerous drugs, vehicle operators licenses and many other things. But most of these bills fall far short of a well-crafted law. Its important to remember that those who carry out mass murders fear armed citizens and its precisely why governments always disarm the governed before they purge the disobedient.

Taken together, all the mass shooting deaths from nuts, felons, terrorists and illegal aliens, throughout history for the entire planet, is infinitesimal compared to the total number of civilian citizens murdered by governments. Its the reason for our 2nd Amendment and throughout human history, it has been a very bad idea to allow any government to disarm its people.

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Posted by Gene Ralno on 01/24/2018 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

Teachers? Bought & paid for by Bloomberg? Nobody should be surprised. And while this halfway measure targets mental illness and not the evil firearm itself, Bloomberg doubtlessly counts it as a stepping stone aimed at total confiscation.

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Posted by Gene Ralno on 04/22/2015 at 12:02 PM

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