Joe Doakes from Como Park writes:
Problem: people who are mentally ill and dangerous commit crimes with firearms.
Potential Solution 1: remove firearms from society. Objections: Unconstitutional under Second Amendment, difficult to implement door-to-door and as impossible to enforce as prohibition of alcohol, drugs and illegal aliens.
Potential Solution 2: remove people who are mentally ill and dangerous from society. Objections: Difficult under 1970’s Supreme Court equal protection rulings and current Minnesota law because the legal standard of proof is so high.
Recommendation: try the easier one first. Convince the Supreme Court to change the law back to the earlier standard, making it easier to remove people who are mentally ill and dangerous from society leaving the rest of us free to use firearms responsibly.
I think Obama is going to use the classic totalitarian means of splitting the difference; calling dissenters “insane” and locking them all up.
Both problems solves – if you hate freedom.