Is he crazy, or just trapped?on December 24, 2012 @ 7:12 am (Updated: 8:49 am - 12/24/12 )
But his suggestion is not crazy. It's inevitable. When you run an organization whose policy is to make it easy to sell powerful guns to almost anyone, regardless of training or character, what else can you suggest but to have cops everywhere?
Plus he says the government needs to start tracking the mentally ill. As he pointed out on Meet The Press, "We have no national database of these lunatics."
The NRA now wants a comprehensive mental health database, because a country that's flooded with these powerful weapons can't afford to tolerate even a single mentally ill person walking the streets. What's happening is that the NRA's policy of resisting gun control, is leading to PEOPLE control.
A few more shootings like this, and we'll have to start keeping files on people who brood a lot, or post scary things on the Internet, or honk too much in traffic.
The NRA will have to endorse it all. Because rejecting government control of guns leads inevitably to government control of potential gun users: Federally-subsidized cops everywhere, the government tracking medical records - the NRA slowly finds itself endorsing the very kind of government control that the Second Amendment was supposed to prevent.
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