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  •  small note: how would you define mental illness (3+ / 0-)
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    annecros, kyril, hwstormer

    to know which home to remove guns from?
    Another thought how about those of us who are retired or disabled who have no employer, who have most of their friends die or move away, who live in rural areas so our nearest neighbor's distance is measured in miles and who are no longer engaged in former activities where a former employer may be 10 years or more in our past?

    Just asking as I recently had problems coming up with 3 letters of reference to adopt a pet from a shelter

    •  Use the definitions already on the books.... (0+ / 0-)

      used by doctors, therapists, hospitals, probate judges for those diagnosed and for those showing a crisis{ A person who is a danger to himself or others, a person who exhibits threatening or destructive behavior, thoughts, words toward any person.

      Criminal history and medical background checks along with having to pass a gun safety and handling course suffice in most areas.

      Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.--Adolph Hitler

      by hwstormer on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 04:09:58 PM PST

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      •  it appears most of the mass murderers did not have (0+ / 0-)

        a medical history which would rise to the level you suggest. There are already limitations on gun ownership by people with diagnosed mental problems who present a possible danger to the public

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