Originally Posted by Bobio
Double edged sword. People who commit these massacres and a majority of criminals have sever mental health and or drug issues. They shouldn't have access to firearms. But, new laws may prevent people from getting help because thy are afraid of loosing their guns.
^^ Ah you beat me to it. This is what scares me is that people won't talk to their DR because they are afraid of loosing their gun rights.
"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty…. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” (Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789])