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  •  The question is about rights (2+ / 0-)
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    Not A Bot, Very Long Range

    No, there is no question that Mrs. Lanza should have kept her guns locked up.

    My question is whether Mrs. Lanza would have failed a background check and been legally prevented from owning guns, based on her son's mental state.

    •  Because Lanza would (4+ / 0-)

      have passed a background check is not a reason to oppose a background check that could have stopped the Aurora and Tucson shooters. This doesn't mean that Newtown is somehow off limits when the subject of background checks comes up. The idea isn't to prevent another Newtown if that means every condition that existed in Newtown would be duplicated in another setting. The idea is to prevent more horror if that can be done. That's what preventing another Newtown means.

      And Faito offered Lanza mental status as an aside about his mother's behavior, not a statement about Aspbergers as a disqualification for gun ownership.

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