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An Ideological Test for Gun Ownership: The Next Logical Step in the Effort to Keep Dangerous People From Buying Firearms

2004done Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:51 AM
Mr. Sullum: I must, unfortunately, agree that this IS "the next logical step." Since we cannot predict who will go "apesh-tuff" next, it is only proper for government to control everything, regardless of the founding documents stated plan. I'm also sure that the increase in Government Size to accomplish this usurpation of a citizen's former rights, is an "unfortunate byproduct," a collateral aspect, and not the fear of politicians for their jobs, their pensions, or even their safety. They are tireless campaigners ... and for what they believe is right for ordinary citizens.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says Sunday's deadly attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a Milwaukee suburb, shows "our elected officials" need to "do something." Slightly more specifically, the group says we should "Demand Congress Stop Arming Dangerous People."

I did not realize there was a federal program that supplies mass murderers with weapons. Obviously, this is a poor use of our tax dollars. Congress should not only eliminate this program but it should also prevent dangerous people from buying guns on their own.

But how do we know who is dangerous? The Brady Campaign mentions "convicted felons," "convicted...