Saturday, February 04, 2017

After suggesting for years that mass shootings were a mental health problem, and not a gun problem, the Republicans decide to rescind law keeping guns away from the mentally ill.

Courtesy of Bloomberg: 

Republicans in Congress began a process Thursday of rescinding a federal rule aimed at preventing people with serious mental-health problems from buying guns, one of the earliest targets in a long list of Obama administration regulations lawmakers plan to reverse. 

Gun-rights groups and some mental-health advocates say the rule, approved in December, was overly broad, established a flawed standard and violated peoples’ due-process rights. 

The House voted 235-180 to disapprove the rule. Republicans are using a special procedure under the Congressional Review Act to undo regulations put in place during the last six months of a previous administration using expedited procedures. The mechanism allows the Senate to circumvent the 60-vote threshold, which means it can be passed without Democratic support.

No, it makes perfect sense if you think about it.

After all with a law on the books to keep guns out of the hand of the mentally ill how would Trump voters ever be able to get a gun?

Just your daily reminder that every argument that conservatives use to protect gun manufacturers from suffering a loss of profit, is pure bullshit.


  1. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Something that has always blown my mind is how someone who doesn't know you, can judge you, off the opinion of someone else. Is this really the world we live in? So sad. I choose being nice.

    1. Anonymous3:19 PM

      Hmmm. I can kind of judge Hitler, Henry VIII, members of the KKK, and Vlad the Impaler, among others. I've never met any of them and don't know them personally. You see, it seems possible to me to judge someone objectively, based on that person's actions.

      Does that blow your mind?

    2. Anonymous4:05 PM

      You are not nice. You are a mentally ill simpleton. Child, folks are judged by what they actuality do. Do your parents (you live off of) know you infest the internet with your BS?

  2. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Obama is out of office and the GOP are still giving him and his ideas the middle finger. Will this nightmare never fucking end?

    1. Anonymous2:51 PM

      Go ahead -- pile up this stupid crap, rescind safeguards, health care, reward polluters, ban religions, lie, kill Planned Parenthood, arrest journalists, give fake news, break agreements, offend and/or lose Allies' trust, etc, etc. -- every day.

      Show repeatedly what a crap job your gov't is doing for Americans until the feeble-minded votes FINALLY get it and vote with the Dems to impeach (whatever) this administration, all of them, one at a time, if need be.

  3. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Is there anywhere a right winger with integrity? The Rethugs are the biggest collection of ignorant, do nothing, know nothing lazy-assed, lying bigots who with their revered Nazi leadership are now destroying anything and everything that had merit in our US of A!
    Saddest of times.

  4. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Trump voters are intrinsically feeble minded folks. That much is obvious. They don't understand mental illness so if Trump says the mentally ill should have guns, they are all in. They trust Trump, he's their savior. The difficulty for the rest of us is, almost half the electorate is made up of these pitifully stupid shits. They like camo, flags, guns, bibles, and a daddy like Trump. They will never be smart yet they can vote.

  5. Anonymous2:40 PM

    So afterrible overturning the rule put in by Obama to keep coal companies from polluting local creeks and rivers, the rethuglicans are allowing mentally ill people have guns. So we are either going to get slowly poisoned or shot, and since they are repealing the aca, then we have no chance at recovery, so they just kill us off

  6. Anonymous3:21 PM

    I read somewhere they can overturn every law passed under Obama going back to May or June of last year.

  7. Anonymous3:34 PM

    Republican are sociopaths. Rich or poor, they are of the same ilk.

  8. Cant make this shit up4:55 PM

    "O'Reilly, however, followed up by saying that Putin "is a killer."

    "There are a lot of killers," Trump responded, "We've got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country's so innocent?""

  9. Anonymous6:15 PM

    Oh goodie, now trump can get a gun!!

  10. Anonymous4:27 AM

    We should always remember that the "60-vote threshold" was a GOP invention and that the Constitution calls for a simple majority vote. Interesting how the GOP doesn't like their 60-vote rule when the Democrats use it.


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