This is a discussion on Let's Talk About PTSD Fraud within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Thanks @ Jem for the interesting thread. The amount of TOTAL Waste-Fraud-Abuse at the US Govt Federal Level is frightening. Certainly the VA or SSDI ...
Thanks @Jem for the interesting thread.
The amount of TOTAL Waste-Fraud-Abuse at the US Govt Federal Level is frightening. Certainly the VA or SSDI Fraud is concerning, but I'm much more concerned about the BILLIONS that we waste on shit hole countries and the BILLIONS we waste on EPA, GREEN INITIATIVES, ETHANOL, DEPT OF ED, DEPT OF COMMERCE, etc etc etc.
No offense to anyone but after paying LOTS of taxes over the past 40+ years I am becoming increasingly concerned regarding WHEN DO I GET MINE?
Near as I can tell, Pro-Gun-Control is going to push for a national mental health check with any indication of mood-related treatment (including pharmaceuticals) resulting in a DENY for gun purchase. Its about 30/70 for this check being conducted by the existing NICS frameworks, or an entirely new department to check for the mental health side.
The challenge of integration is that those sweater and sneaker wearing little 'ol ladies that are running the NICS checks currently have absolutely zero credentials for spotting show-stopping medical circumstance. They would most certainly be made to error on the side of caution - "If you can't pronounce the drug, it's a deny"
Here's another angle I haven't seen discussed - What if we (gun owners) aren't the target at all? What if this entire facet of the anti-gun movement is aimed at the next generation? Consider how many school children are on prescription drugs in lieu of home training and discipline? Nearly the entirety of the next generation will be denied the right of gun ownership before they even knew they had the right. It's the long game, but the end result will be complete subjugation in a single generation.
"There is nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Winston Churchill
"Leave the artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot." Napoleon
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As to the political survivability of supporting gun control, a politician only has to APPEAR to be reasonable. "Crazy people shouldn't have or be able to purchase guns" is a VERY reasonable statement. Anything a politician does in the pursuit of this very reasonable statement, as long as its accompanied by a suitabley robust information campaign, would be just fine with the majority of voters (even conservatives). Once you've established this check into the gun acquisition process, it is not longer a question of whether guns should be legal. It becomes a question of who decides what "crazy" is. Mental health is a very subjective issue.
Gun control never goes backwards. Like entitlements, once enacted, a form of gun control will not be relaxed. The exception being the "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994" which banned the manufacture and sale of certain semi automatic weapons (ARs and AKs). This ban was never repealed. Rather it expired on September 13, 2004 due to a built in "sunset provision." Joe Biden and several of the other dem strap hanging candidates have already vowed to reinstate this ban, and would be able to do so relatively easily.
If you're hanging the entire future of gun ownership on Pres Trump being re-elected [YOU did not indicate that, RedLion, but others have], don't forget two things - He completely threw bump stocks under the bus, and he can only be president for another four years.
Last edited by Jem; 08-13-2019 at 08:08 AM.
Excellent food for thought that Gun Control may be aimed at the "Next Generation" not any of the current gun owners.
Eliminate demand through evil department of education practices, Continue to advocate for more single parent mother homes where the child is easily manipulated, become more and more common to push psychotropic drugs on children and the medical marijuana thing to eliminate the possibility that a person CAN buy a firearm, and the feds may eliminate new gun owners in a generation or two.
And I am not relying on Trump stop all gun control on his own. I also did not like bump stocks being banned, but this could be the case where bump stocks are unbanned if the one SCOTUS case goes the way that fed agencies can not use discretion in enforcing the law, but need to follow the letter of the law. We shall see.
I do like this Trump tweet just this morning about Fredo Cuomo as it tells me that he at least right now does not support Red Flag laws.https://www.weaselzippers.us/429151-...o-controversy/
Donald J. Trump
Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!
9:04 AM - Aug 13, 2019