WTF difference does that make? Does anyone honestly believe a mass shooter is going to be dissuaded from shooting up a crowded public place because he might be charged with a misdemeanor?
Is this really the logic of the anti-gun lobby?
And this part:
Requires any therapist who believes a mental health patient made a credible threat of harming others to report the threat to a mental health director, who would then have to report serious threats to the state Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Only mental health patients? In other words, only people ALREADY getting treatment. Not, say, people like that kid in CT who killed his mother and stole her legally registered weapons?
And this is hysterical:
Tightens the state's description of an "assault" weapon. Previous state law defined an assault weapon as having two "military rifle" features, but the new law reduces that specification to just one feature
So in other words, if you have a collapsing stock on your gun so both husband and wife can use it, despite having different length arms, it is now an "assault weapon", but if you take the collapsing stock off, it's not an "assault weapon" anymore. Does that stock make the .22 round magically contain more gunpowder?
I guess we should all be thankful that not ALL states are wasting their money on ridiculous laws like this. I realize there's already another question about this, but there's hardly room in a reply to address all the flaws with the new law.
So really now, does anyone who actually knows anything about guns or mental health feel safer by that law going into place? Does anyone believe it will prevent a single crime from occurring?
(you'll find all specific info mentioned here in the same link provided by the post below, which describes this law as a gigantic glitter farting unicorn)
Answer by kmath at 7:58 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:02 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:03 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:09 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
Answer by 29again at 8:21 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 8:32 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 8:35 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
So the political peacock can puff out his chest & strut around his fellow peaCOCK comrades that he did SOMETHING to help his fellow peacockians. It's all a game to these idiots, when in reality it does nothing to deter the criminals who are intent on destruction. Someone should throw at Big Gulp in his face to wake him up to reality.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:27 PM on Jan. 15, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:58 PM on Jan. 15, 2013