A diagnosis of mental illness is conferred by medical specialists, not politicians.
Not when Democrats are present in the government. Barack Obama's executive order designated millions of disabled people as mentally ill "just because he said so".
Again, the medical community can determine if a patient is a danger to himself or others.
Maybe they can, but that has nothing to do with the Democrats' mad push to take guns away from people who are not
hightor wrote: oralloy wrote:
If someone had depression but has since been cured of it, that is no justification for a lifetime gun ban.
What if he neglects to take his prescribed anti-psychotic medicine?
Formerly depressed people don't tend to be prescribed anti-psychotic medicine.
Why not report the situation to the police or get a restraining order from a judge?
Police reports and pieces of paper are much less effective than bullets when it comes to preventing someone from harming you.
The Constitution is not an all-powerful deity that rules by decree.
Actually that is exactly what it is.
Many situations arise where the Constitution is overlooked or ignored.
It is wrong to do this. It should never be allowed to happen.
If litigation is not pursued the Constitution is irrelevant.
The American people are happy to pursue litigation in defense of the Second Amendment.