Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver
So you see no point to background checks that screen for a history of mental problems?
Here is where that becomes a problem.
Do YOU want the State doing Mental Health checks on you, to see if you are "fit"to have your civil rights?
I'm perfectly fine and supportive of background checks of criminal behavior.
I'm far less fine with "depression", a "mental health issue" for example, being a qualifier for the revokation of my Constitutional Rights, in the vague idea that such a step will protect us from mass shootings, events (it should be pointed out) that are an insignifigant statistical footnote to causes of murder in America.
I do not choose willing to sell real freedom for the appearance of safety. In this case, it's not even much of an appearance tbqh. Clearly, background checks are a minor obstacle to a potential mass-murderer aquiring and using his firearm.