Originally Posted by Axil
I do not believe retired law enforcement officer should be treated differently than any other citizen. As evidenced by the case where the elderly man was targeted because his gun was valuable, there are reasons other than participation in law enforcement activities, that the knowledge you have a firearm can be detrimental to you.
No. Again, I'm arguing that those people who fit the criteria (whatever they may be) for Crisis Team intervention do so irrespective of the amount of firearms they legally own.
Your opinions so far support
(A) checking the mental health history of a person applying to own a firearm
(B) considering the fact you own a firearm or the number of firearms you own a factor related to your mental health.
Yet you don't think that might constitute an infringement on the right to bear arms.
(A) is correct. (B) is not. I stated that observed disturbed behavior COUPLED with knowledge that the individual was STOCKPILING weapons should allow for a police check and/or MH Crisis team call. Doesn't mean one shouldn't call because of disturbed behavior alone, but it certainly ramps up when you know that same person is arming himself aggressively. And no, I don't think that is an infringement on the right to keep arms. As long as due process is engaged, there are limits on every right we possess. The due process is engaged when we call the police or a city agency to intervene, rather than taking action ourselves.