Originally Posted by dexternjack
And in turn, I can't agree with that. I come from a family of officers and detectives spread throughout from Knoxville to Houston to LA. What is the first thing that happens to a cop after a shooting--his gun is taken away and he/she is asked to stay away while investigations are being conducted.
This is not to say the cops have other firearms in possession but protocol is for their best interest. That is standard procedure in most states but there are exceptions and going to the firing range is not therapeutic in those cases.
I am pro-gun but there needs to be a better monitoring system in check for those who have no business being around them.
By your logic, should a registered sex offender be allowed to teach children in our school system? It could be therapeutic and help recovery....NOT
[View Full Quote]If someone suffers from a mental disorder-PTSD-do not put lethal weapons in their hands, period. I know, he was a marine and likes guns, so what, he is a mental case.
I am not trying to be argumentative and you made a good point but my opinion will not change. Mentally handicapped + weapons = potential disaster.
You are putting words in my mouth. First of all, there was no discussion on how long before a person should be allowed to shoot or any such qualification in your statement. You simply said that it should not be allowed. Well, I don't agree with that. Besides, it's any person's constitutional right. You can't just make a blanket statement that says it's not allowed. I mean, I suppose you can but it won't fly.