In America people have the right to bear arms, whether they’re mentally ill or not. Those who want gun control are going to be hard-pressed to come up with a way to screen all gun owners and future gun owners for mental illness.
There are a lot of mentally ill people in the USA. Most mentally ill people are not violent.
There are also a lot of drug and alcohol addicted people in the USA, who are habitually impaired, who own guns. Are we going to restrict those people from owning guns and how would we go about it?
Present a plan that people can consider. Nobody presents a plan to the people. Why?
Mentally ill people and drug and alcohol impaired people have a right to defend themselves.
The question should be, what would it take to be able to reasonably protect an individual and/or one’s family? Even that is a huge endeavor, first to figure it out, then to implement any sort of realistic plan for current and future gun owners, and then to devise a way to keep track of it all.
One can argue that rapid fire weapons would be useful for citizens to have, should some group try to overtake the government. Isn’t that the job of the military? Yet, the military isn’t large enough to cover the entire country, keeping all citizens safe, should that ever occur. It would be every person or family for themselves.
One could argue that silencers are beneficial if someone is murdering someone, or if one wants to remain unheard when hunting out of season. Are they making silencers for long guns?
I’d say rapid fire guns and silencers should be banned for casual gun owners.
How about government assassins, do they get to freely own silencers and rapid fire guns?