Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
But I think my right to be safe from a person with a history of mental illness purchasing a gun trumps that person's right to privacy.
Well said and I agree, of course.

His mom, a responsible gun owner, had her guns stolen by a psycho...
A responsible gun owner?? If she had been, this would not have happened!

Many argue that having a gun is to protect themselves, but would you really shoot an intruder, or someone who breaks the law out in the street? The police are there for protecting people and I suspect they are highly trained in when and where to use a gun - well, even some policemen have misjudged a situation, so why do you think you can judge better?