Originally Posted by Jensjustduckie
Posting violent crazy words online should be a right as granted by the 1st amendment but if the words are false and incite violence perhaps we should look at making people think about what they are saying and take away their gun rights?
This is unreasonable reaction to the problem. If someone's right to own gun's can be taken away for what they are saying then there isn't freedom of speech. If one constitutional right can be taken away because of someone's speech then what would stop the same actions for what you read, view on television or the internet? Our anger or frustration from violence shouldn't cause reactions that take away rights to make us feel better.
There was a suggestion in the blogosphere last week that guns rights should be temporarily suspended for 6 months due to 'right wing violence'. The blogger was met with much support. I'll try to find the link.
Interesting how many of the left jumped on blaming the Tea Party and The right because a democratic party member was shot. Sarah Brady and Paul Helmke reveled in the blood bath to support their civilian disarmament plans. I find it sad that after such a tragic event these things turn political, I saw little political motivation in the Tuscon shooting, just a deranged mentally ill person that made some tragic choices.
Can we now suggest, with popular support, that the first ammendment (blogs, cable news, etc,) be withheld temporarily because of some crazy people. I hope not. We saw how the 'temporary' illegal prisons and military tribunals, domestic wiretapping, worked out for our freedoms.... Thanks 'temporary' Patriot Act!
In a perfect world we'd see politicians from both side work together to ensure the mentally ill of this country are recognized and treated.
In the meantime I'll keep my hi cap magazines and be ever vigilant about spotting crazy people with bad intentions.