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No Blank Check for Criminals

ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 9:38 PM
And I'm trying to make the point that it shouldn't TAKE a genuine suicide bid to get a dangerous person sent to treatment.
Some people should not be trusted with access to firearms. On that point almost everyone agrees, the only debate being where to draw the line. But no one thinks that if the Unabomber had his sentence commuted, the Second Amendment would entitle him to acquire an arsenal.

Current federal law prohibits gun ownership by felons, those who have been committed to mental institutions, minors, drug users and illegal immigrants. Someone in an ineligible category who goes to a gun store will be flagged in an instant background check and turned away.

But if you're one of the disqualified, take heart: You don't have...