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A FEDERAL appeals court says we can't nullify? SO WHAT! It's not up to them. The States are the parties to the covenant that is called the Constitution. Their decision about what they agreed to in entering into it is final, NOT the decision of their creature, the Federal government.
I hate to say this, but I am very reluctant to endorse any measure that gives government the power to declare someone mentally incompetent or mentally ill - it's just too damn's convenient a way to confine "inconvenient" people. I can't help remembering that mental hospitals were a major tool used by the old Soviet government to discipline dissidents. No question that there are dangerous people out there - many if not most of them dangerous because of government-fostered psychotropic drugs. More government involvement with mental health is not the answer, however. We're going to have to solve these problems ourselves.
This is an outrage, but gun owners won't get far with the privacy angle. What needs to be considered is a DEFAMATION suit. Remember, this rag didn't just publish gun owners' names and addresses - it published them in an article that clearly implied that these gun owners are violent criminals and that the paper was warning the rest of the populace about these violent offenders lurking in their midst. That is a tort, and it is actionable.
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