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    As of 6:26 AM PDT it is at:
    Should the General Assembly enact new laws to expand the required mental health information on gun buyers?


    • Yes 77.4%
    • No 19.69%
      Undecided2.9%
      Total: 655 votes


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    "Should the General Assembly enact new laws to expand the required mental health information on gun buyers?"

    The scary thing about expanding the mental health checks on gun purchases is the definition of a mental illness. Until as recently as the 1970s homosexuality was considered a mental illness. How long until normal people are arbitrarily declared mentally ill to keep guns out of the hands of the public?

    Ex: You have an unhealthy fascination with guns so you might become violent or a "danger to the public" therefore you are mentally unstable and cannot purchase a firearm. Or you have a politically incorrect so you must be mentally ill to think that way and are unfit to own a firearm. Or you were treated for post tramatic stress disorder after you returned from Vietnam 40 years ago, now you cannot be allowed to own any more guns in case that disorder resurfaced in the future.

    I think those scenarios are MUCH more likely than any door to door general confiscation. The public will support keeping guns out of crazy people's hands. Eventually anyone who wants to have a gun will be considered crazy.

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    vt357 wrote:
    I think those scenarios are MUCH more likely than any door to door general confiscation. The public will support keeping guns out of crazy people's hands. Eventually anyone who wants to have a gun will be considered crazy.
    Exactly...
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    Yes
    class="verdanasmall" 65.97%
    No
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    Undecided
    class="verdanasmall" 3.73%

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    You have already voted, so your vote has not been counted. Here are the results as they stand now.

    • Yes
      class=verdanasmall 55.17%
      No
      class=verdanasmall 41.07%
      Undecided
      class=verdanasmall 3.76%
      Total: 2715 votes

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    I quote Michael Savage.

    "Liberalism is a mental disorder..."

    If we could be assured that this would be the defining criteria of mental illness, I suppose I might have a different view. However, we would be at the mercy of variables in a profession that does not agree on all the terms in their practice.

    Imagine- youre diagnosed as mildly obsessive complusive, you go to buy a new gun and ammunition and you discovered your purchase was declined. Or how about being diagnosed as having ADHD as a child, and the record following you into adulthood.
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    cato wrote:
    You have already voted, so your vote has not been counted. Here are the results as they stand now.

    • Yes
      class=verdanasmall 55.17%
      No
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      Undecided
      class=verdanasmall 3.76%
      Total: 2715 votes
    cato,

    delete your cookies and chicago vote, early and often.

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    Yes
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    No
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    Undecided
    class=verdanasmall 3.81%
    Total: 2811 votes



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    It seems that it is almost a split decision.

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    It seems that it is almost a split decision.
    The problem is that the question is vague and open ended - of course certifieably craxzy people shold be committed, provided help, and temporarily banned from gun possession while they are a certifiable danger.

    But the question speaks to larger use of mental health data - seeking help, seeking counseling, should this all be reporterd and used against everyone? No.

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    class=arialbigShould the General Assembly enact new laws to expand the required mental health information on gun buyers?


    • Yes
      class=verdanasmall 53.86%
      No
      class=verdanasmall 42.41%
      Undecided
      class=verdanasmall 3.73%
      Total: 2865 votes



    • it will only let you vote once. But you can vote on one of the others and then go back and vote again. We need some more votes to get it in favor for us.

    • come on vote

    • CHEF

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    http://home.hamptonroads.com/pollNew...mp;vote=field2
    (ID 5532 is the poll number, field2 == "no" (no, General Assembly should not enact new laws to expand the required mental health information on gun buyers))

    I could do the script-kiddie thing and write a script to open a telnet session to port 80 on that server, do an HTTP get for that URL, wait for a response, close the connection, wait a second, and then do it all over again...

    But I like Chicago-voting better =)

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    As of a moment ago



    Yes
    class=verdanasmall 52.85%
    No
    class=verdanasmall 43.47%
    Undecided
    class=verdanasmall 3.68%

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