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Every Sunday we excerpt from and link to one of the very best articles previously posted here at Conservative New Jersey. This week we feature a reposting of “The Real Crime In Gun Control” by CNJ contributor Steve Maness.
Here is an excerpt from The Real Crime In Gun Control:
Recently, Justice Department Spokesman Matthew Miller state that firearms permits should be denied those with “serious mental illness.” Although as most Americans would agree with that, the deception lies in the exact meaning of “serious mental illness.” In many states, such as New Jersey, you are deemed unable to receive a firearms permit if you tell the truth and state that you have been - or are - on “anti - anxiety” or “anti - depressive” medications. This is more than silly, it is moronic. The real crime in “gun control” is not just the “state” methodically disarming the citizenry, nor is it just the fact that “gun control” only really controls good and law – abiding citizens. Criminals can get any and all types of unregistered weaponry and tactical ammunition with ease. It is not just the “state” taking away our “right to keep and bear arms”, but the real distortion of “gun control” is in the fact that many, many citizens who have or had any neurotic condition and been treated successfully for it (such as anxiety, depression or mood disorders) are denied permits to purchase a pistol or rifle. Click here to read the entire post.