Originally Posted by Chainfire
He sewed the wind and reaped the whirlwind. Justice in action.
What I find interesting is that many members here believe that the Constitution of the United States guarantees the rights of all Americans, without exception, to own firearms. As the Constitutions does not mention that certain groups can be proscribed from having guns. Under those circumstances, the seller would have done nothing wrong in selling to someone he suspected had a mental illness.
To me that presents a riddle. If some people can have firearms and some people can't have, then the whole issue is who decides the parameters of ownership.
I suppose that is why we have several levels of courts in our system of justice.
The founders were wise men.
We as responsible gun owners and pro-constitution types know that giving dangerous items to dangerous people is a very bad idea. Someone that is mentally I'll does not have the mental capacity to respect another person's right to life. Hell, we got a whole segment that thinks yanking the brains out of living babies is perfectly ok... the constitution covers mentally ill and criminals by the act of due process of a court of law.
Someone that is found to be crazy, or a convicted criminal, we have decided as a society to have met due process. This is done on a case by case basis. Liberals think its ok to deny rights based solely on their personal feelings. Libs don't like guns so they are ok trampling on everyone else's constitutional rights across the board man woman child without due process
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent