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Even the NRA agrees that a person with mental illness should not be able to purchase a gun.
But what if a person already has a gun and is diagnosed with a disqualifying mental condition? Are we going to allow that person to continue to have access to guns?
CONSIDER THAT CAREFULLY.
Because if you agree that person should NOT have access to guns, then we would have to know that person has a gun.
Which means that every gun would have to be registered.
So let's acknowledge that we need to communicate appropriately when people have mental instability, just as we should if a person has a restraining order against or a domestic violence complaint.
Which means all guns need to be registered, or else the system breaks down.
And NO gun transfer should be allowed until the the purchaser clears the necessary background checks - disqualifying criminal record, disqualifying mental condition, a restraining order or domestic violence complaint. That needs to apply to private transfers and gun shows.