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SCOTUS makes a great decision.
Gene L Posts: 12,816 Senior Member
They ruled that firearms can't be seized from a home without a warrant. A woman had called and said her husband had a firearm and was threatening to kill himself, although this was vague. Police seized the weapon. No crime was involved. Police refused to give the gun back once the issue was all but settled. Unanimous decision.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
BTW so far:
Had no idea Hawaii was so locked up.
Alternative policy or law may or may not be desirable. In the meantime when the call goes out, it gets answered. Answered by people without the luxury of social analysis. I'd not like to be in their shoes, and would be inclined to consider carefully what have, or will be asked of them.
Some folks just think differently than "we" do. Some are geniuses but some are just stupid, and some are just evil, and some are just not "rational" under society's definitions. I believe that is undeniable, we see it every day and it is painfully apparent in cultural differences. In the USA we look at suicide as an insane act and in Japan it's an act of honor. Do you think the Japanese are wrong for looking at it from their Perspective? I don't. I believe that would be presumptuous of me.
I, again, do not believe in the state protecting anyone from themselves, regardless of their perceived state of mind because that by default gives the right to OTHERS to decide what YOUR "state of mind" is. No thank you...
Evidenced by medicated folks who stop taking their meds because of the effects of those meds...after many years of the on their meds/off,their meds merry-go-round it's not an uncommon thing for them to make a conscious decision to end their lives...
Much of this is contributed to "mental health professionals" who would rather throw pills at a problem than deal with the onerous job of getting their patients the help they need.
There is also the issue of "mainstreaming" folks who are clearly not capable of functioning in society unless their behavior is controlled by meds...and the biggest contributor,to this issue is the VA...No need to try to change my mind...I've worked at the VA and seen it with my own two eyes...
It amazes me how many people, including folks here, that think I'm extreme because I just want left the hell alone.