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@mitchellvii, Please consider these thoughts.

The U.S. Constitution is an absolute document. There is no periodic reinterpretation of its contents. It means what it meant at the time it was written and that meaning holds until the language in the document is deliberately ...
... changed using the constructs built in the document. If the constitution says, the right to bear arms shall not be infringed, the right to bear arms therefore shall not be infringed.

For those who want to make the argument that people of extreme mental illness should not ...
... bear arms, the constitution will not support that argument. No matter how sound such an argument is. Statute cannot force guns out of peoples hands.

When the constitution was framed, mental illness to the extreme it is today did not exist in any broad sense. In the ...
... day, when a person became mentally disabled, it was the family of that person who kept that person out of harm’s way. The family was the entity who restricted what that person had access to. If the person was a danger to themselves or to others, the family would keep ...
... weapons away from that person. Often generations of family members lived together and watched out for one another. In the same sense, even the local community knew when people weren’t right and let the family know. In short, a person’s mental health was diagnosed and ...
... managed by the family and perhaps even the local community.

Factors leading to mental illness at the crafting of the constitution were far more limited than they are today. Sure alcohol and war related mental illness as well as normal aging are factors that span the ...
... millennia and will continue to do so. Today we have mind altering recreational drugs, behavioral modification prescription drugs, visual stimulation and desensitization surrounding depictions of extreme violence and we have over 200 years of advanced psychological ...
... understanding giving nefarious people tools to manipulate and control people – all of which never was in the realm of the imagination in the late 1700’s.

Other factors include the splintering of families and the resulting elimination of the support base a family gave to ...
... people with mental illness. With mental illness being far more complex and to some extent unmanageable by busy family members who are trying to get by in a very restrictive economy, many families simply do not have the infrastructure or intellectual capacity to care for ...
... today’s mentally ill.

Our communities are often segmented or ridden with poverty or other factors to notice those who are in need of help. The mentally ill can go largely unnoticed and their conditions can progress to levels that are once again, unimaginable back when ...
... the constitution was written.

The one factor that has not been given much thought are the manufactured mentally ill. People who were given their extreme condition by nefarious groups for the purposes of causing people harm. People created in programs such as MK ...
... Ultra. People who lay dormant until such a point where they are called up by some means to conduct horrible acts. Still other people who are on behavioral modification medication while on their own, play violent computer games, slowly becoming desensitized to violence ...
... in general as well as taking suggestions that may exist within the games, planted in there again, by nefarious groups.

There are no doubts that there are people and groups of people who wish to harm others. If there weren’t, we would have no war or crime.

There are ...
... no doubts that there are people and groups of people who wish to harm others. If there weren’t, we would have no war or crime.

So the argument can be made quite simply that we need a mental illness clause to limit gun ownership. But it still comes down to the US ...
... Constitution prohibiting any infringement placed on gun ownership. To allow the federal government that power to set such rules, you wold need to amend the constitution, which is a dangerous thing to consider. The founding fathers were very explicit in their ...
... expectations of the federal government. Lording over individuals was not a function they gave to the institution. It is a ideal we should hold strong.

The founders provided a 10th amendment that gave a higher level of rights to the states to conduct all other business ...
... not spelled out in the US Constitution. Meaning, where the federal government cannot define who can or cannot own weapons, the states and local governments can. And the states do. Mental illness conditions are already in place in many states. People who have committed ...
... violent crimes or abused their spouses already are limited on buying weapons. In some of these cases, the laws work well. There are cases where states have abused such laws and used them for broad gun confiscation.

The federal government has an oversight function of ...
the states ensuring that state laws are mostly consistent and enforced fairly. States can pass #RedFlagLaws as termed by President Trump. Federal agencies like the FBI or ATF can provide services that make implementation uniform. The benefit of state laws is there will be ...
... 50 sets of laws essentially competing with each other. New ideas of protecting rights as well as keeping people safe can be tested in different ways in the different states. Bad ideas can be terminated much easier at the state level compared to the federal level.
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State politicians and officials are much more accountable to the people than federal politicians and officials are. The big factor is, now it is common knowledge that federal agencies will break the law to frame people for incarceration and to unseat presidents with ...
... known false information. The federal government cannot be trusted to manage what rights we get to keep.

#RedFlagLaws can be crafted to give the federal government tools to deal with corrupt state and local governments that do abuse gun laws. Wrongly accused people who ...
... lose their gun rights based on state laws and state courts should have their rights protected at the federal level. The federal government should be used to defend the Bill of Rights and our constitution.

When it comes to #RedFlagLaws, I propose that Trump work towards ...
... full disclosure of programs like MK Ultra. We need to know the victims of these programs and these people need to be deprogrammed. A federal law can do this. We need to get the FDA to approve natural healing and alternative therapy methods to help people with mental ...
... illness that can save people from the behavioral modification drugs. A federal law can do this. We need the FDA to research and publish the truth behind the use of recreational drugs. What are the risks and benefits of each so people can make better decisions. A ...
... federal law can do this. We need the FBI and ATF to move away from enforcement and into providing services to states so states can be more effective in dealing with interstate crime and violent crime. I also propose Trump reorient the federal government as the protector ...
... of the constitution when it comes to state and local officials abusing state gun laws to conduct illegal gun grabs.

The federal government was never granted a law enforcement duty. Their duty is to keep America safe from foreign adversaries. All law enforcement ...
... should be local and remain local. Effective #RedFlagLaws would eliminate the causes of mass shootings caused be the federal government and then strengthen the ability for state and local police to identify, incarcerate, prosecute and eventually eliminate the ...
... perpetrators of these massive crimes.

God Bless.
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