Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Comments by Wes Hardin

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  • Legislation banning firearm use by persons taking certain medications will undoubtedly result in people who need psychological care or medications avoiding treatment. The solution could be much worse than the problem. But that seems to be the approach we’ve historically seen by elected officials who understand neither mental illness or gun violence. Nothing says ignorance more than a “gun expert” using the term “clip” regarding high capacity magazines. But pay attention and you’ll hear the term regularly. Proper mental health screenings, background checks and licensing is a much better approach.

    In the end, any disturbed person who desires a firearm can purchase one on the street much cheaper than at any store. You can’t stop insane people from doing insane things by passing insane laws… it’s insane.

  • This is a slippery slope. There are presently millions of law enforcement officers, district attorneys, judges, investigators, court officers and elected officials who are licensed to have firearms. Legislation banning possession of a firearm by those taking antidepressants, antianxiety meds and pain killers would require the termination of these dedicated professionals. If this is truly a problem then it’s a problem for everyone with a gun, not just the civilian population.