Law enforcement and the criminal justice system provides a proven history of anti-social behavior by individuals.
It is far better to evaluate a person's fitness for gun ownership based on their known past behavior rather than dubious opinions about future behavior derived from questions asked by a uninformed and biased psychologist whose default would likely be an opposition to gun possession.
Want a Gun? Get a Prescription!
See a shrink, lose your gun
Mental-Health Examinations to Purchase a Gun? Yeah that is Freedom…NOT
Opinion by John Farnam
1 Mar 18
Thought Police Poster by Liberty Maniacs
“And what do Democrats stand for, when they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as “the mob,” a word betraying a Marie-Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals?”
~~ Camille Paglia
“Mental-Health Evaluation,” prior to legally obtaining a gun? This is one of the proposals currently enjoying the light of day in the liberal press.
What other Constitutional Right requires you to undergo a “mental-health evaluation” before it can be exercised?
Must I pass a “mental-health evaluation” prior to writing a newspaper?
Several days ago, a group of self-proclaimed elitists on “The View” TV program smugly declared our current Vice-President “mentally ill,” because of his professed Christian faith. You can see where this is going. Christian faith is now to be considered prima-facie evidence of “mental illness?”
It is proposals like the above, always made to unhesitant cheers of Democrats, that drive Second Amendments advocates into the trenches, with firm resolve never to give an inch. We are too familiar with world history, and the pitiful fate, suffered over and over again, by disarmed populations.
The inescapable fact is that governments, ours and everyone else’s, ever demonstrate that they are ineffective in protecting citizens, often even unwilling, as we see with the FBI’s, and various social agencies’ endlessly repeated failure to thwart the FL school murderer.
Supposedly responsible government agencies possessed abundant information that should have easily enabled them to prevent the massacre. But, they collectively dropped the ball!
In light of the foregoing, it makes no sense to enact still more fluffy “feel-good” laws that the cynical in government have no intention of enforcing, nor that even can be enforced!
The only purpose for enacting such laws, far from furthering public safety, is to provide totalitarians with additional tools that the “political class” can bring to bear against law-abiding citizens, in order to transform our nation into a feudal kingdom, and us into slaves.
That scenario is hardly unprecedented!
“People never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”
~~ Edmund Burke