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An ideological test for gun ownership

Well, the trouble would be who decides what ideas are dangerous:

Private organizations such as the SPLC and government agencies such as the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security already monitor the online activities of violent extremists. How hard would it be to collect that information in a database that could be used to check whether a would-be gun buyer harbors views that make him prone to murder?

5 Responses to “An ideological test for gun ownership”

  1. BornLib Says:

    And of course the SPLC only monitor “extremists” they don’t like.

  2. wfgodbold Says:

    This was satire in August, and it’s still satire now.

  3. John Smith. Says:

    Its what I thought… I know of no gun banner to actual admit to a truth like that…

  4. mikee Says:

    I like the idea of infringing on one right based on the exercise of another right. That has a sort of symmetry to it.

    Maybe for everyone who does not own a firearm, no first amendment rights allowed? Or no right against warrant-less searches, or make them house soldiers in their spare bedrooms.

  5. anon Says:

    “online activities of violent extremists”