I thought, I really thought, we all agreed that it makes no sense for mentally ill people to have easy access to guns.
Today, the Senate voted 57-43 to kill an Obama regulation that restricted access to guns for the mentally ill. The gun restriction rule was a policy to support federal efforts to improve detection of risky people who should not have legal access to guns.
Republicans claim that while the policy had good intentions, it actually took away the gun rights of a large category of individuals without any evidence that they pose a risk of harm to self or others, and without legal due process protections commensurate with abridging a constitutional right.
I do not understand that 57 out of a hundred intelligent successful millionaires in the United States Senate can think this is a good idea.
And of all the problems our country has, and all the hunger, and misery, and hurt, and division, and death, this is what Congress and our government decides is really important right now so they take action!
This, to me, is insane.
All this is done in the name of “rights” and the Constitution. We’re obsessed about our Second Amendment rights, when our entire government, our Congress and our executive Branch, lead by our intrepid Führer, Donald Trump, has done nothing but trample on our First Amendment rights in a massive onslaught from all direction against a hundred million dissenting Americans.
Forget our First Amendment, it’s for the “security” of the people.
But give them guns, and keep them stupid.
Bought by the NRA, they all are!