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    There's an unexpected bonus flaw in the proposal - taking those "confidential" government inquiries and converting them to marketing lists (and anybody nosy enough gets to see you suddenly on the receiving end of brochures from every "nuthouse" in town.)

    But fully agree that a specific mental health evaluation at the time of application is not the answer. I think the answer is going to have to be a pretty narrow definition of court ordered commitment, for specific conditions, and possibly with time limits on how far in the past they look. And unfortunately, this will not screen out some of the mass shooters we have seen recently, who apparently had not risen to such visible danger to self or others as to have reached legal commitment.  However, to broaden the standard to capture such people opens a door far too wide to abuse of who gets to "vote" on whether someone is too weird or quirky or odd to bear arms. Remember, it is only after the shooting that the coworkers, nieghbors, friends, fellow students surface with reports of how bizarre someones behavior was in the days/weeks/months before the tragedy.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:16:45 PM PST

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