Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell Calls for Early Detection System for Mentally Ill to Prevent purchasing Firearms
During the Sunday talk show, CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell called for an “early detection system” designed to keep mentally unstable individuals from buying guns. So we are going to arbitrarily commit people to mental institutions who we perceive as mentally unstable? Really? Who makes that deceision and where to start. Rendell might want to start with 3/4th of those that post on Left-wing moonbat websites. As Weasel Zippers stated, “Does he realize that under this system liberals won’t be able to buy guns?”
Rendell might want to start with these folks from a moonbat march
Two high-profile politicians today called for sweeping reforms to the nation’s mental health system that would prevent individuals deemed ill from legally purchasing firearms.
Had numerous concerns about alleged gunman Jared Lee Loughner’s mental status placed him on a list restricting his ability to buy a gun, his Jan. 8 rampage might have been prevented, said former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, and Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, a Democrat.
During a “Face the Nation” appearance, Rendell called for an “early detection system” designed to keep mentally unstable individuals from buying guns.
Giuliani said among the problems that led to the shooting spree, which left six dead and 19 injured, is the nation’s “inability to deal with mental illness.” He urged policy “adjustments” that balance things like an individual’s constitutional right to own firearms with keeping guns out of the hands of unstable people.
Wonder where the ACLU would stand on this one, the guns or the mentally unstable?
Posted January 16, 2011 by Scared Monkeys
Bizarre, Government, Governors, Moonbats, Second Amendment, Tucson Massacre, US Constitution | 2 comments
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You say: So we are going to arbitrarily commit people to mental institutions who we perceive as mentally unstable?
What did you manufacture this idea out of? I see no mention of it in your comments or the linked “Hill” article. It seems like pure speculation; which is not something that one could meaningfully debate.
You next attempt some humor (at least I hope this isn’t serious commentary):
Rendell might want to start with 3/4th of those that post on Left-wing moonbat websites. As Weasel Zippers stated, “Does he realize that under this system liberals won’t be able to buy guns?”
I suppose this might be the case if Weasel Zippers is responsible for answering your earlier question: Who makes that decision and where to start.
BTW, are you stating your support of mentally unstable individuals buying (or more fundamentally, owning) guns? That seems like an interesting explanation to come.
So the mentaly ill no longer deserve the right to defend themselves???? What if their mental illness is regression and overtly passivity?? We would have to catagorize mental illnesses that are acceptable for gun owners to be fair…. I don’t know where I stand on this but I do see where it’s going… have you ever been depressed? Why yes I was very depressed after the death of a loved one, have you ever thought of hurting anybody?, yes, the person that killed my loved one as well as the person having an affair with my spouse, was it for more than 20 days?…the affair or the depression? Doesn’t matter they both lasted more than 21 days…. sorry but you are a risk catagory to possibly be mentally ill in the future… and are therefore denied your right to bare arms and defend yourself.