Bill provides avenue for once mentally ill Utahns to own guns

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  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Guns, guns, guns!

    I didn't realize there was such a strong lobby by the mentally ill special interest groups in this State to own a gun? I'm curious how many mentally ill people have contact their Senator or Rep to get this bill pushed through?

    To this point in my life I have no mental illness that would prevent me from owning a gun. As a part of that 'lobby/special interest group'.... I'm not sure if this is a good idea?

    How much time have our elected officials spend on this one?

  • JimmyJackJohnJones Jonestown, TX
    Feb. 26, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    Curing mental illness? Is that the same process they use to cure the gay? I'd like to see how that works out.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    An interesting conceptualization of redemption and reformation underlies this proposal. If generalized, it would have a major impact on the treatment of people who have committed crimes and the assumption of progressive change of at last a significant number of felons in our criminal justice system. To what extent are people who aren't deemed mentally ill but are competent able to change their values and beliefs and become reformed citizens in society that would warrant access to the freedoms that the rest of society has a right to? Jobs, relationships, even perhaps guns?