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

5214 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 3:18 AM
What other Civil Rights would you suggest be restricted without conviction of an actual crime because of someone's views? And what views? Who's going to determine them? Should the right to trial by jury be removed for those who deny global warming? For some, that's an "alarming view". Why not just deny guns to anyone who believes in God or is against abortion or gay marriage? And why stop at the Bill of Rights? Why not repeal the right of women who express anti-incumbant views to be denied their 19th Amendment right to vote? What about individual rights Mr. Sullum? Are you serious? Frankly, I find your views alarming. Maybe YOU shouldn't be surprised if you try to buy a firearm to defend yourself and get turned away. PatriotMusic
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...