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Thread #134829   Message #3076502
Posted By: Bill D
17-Jan-11 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
I STILL don't believe she ever seriously intended to run for president. She has made millions 'hinting' that she 'might'. Being president is WORK and would require her to read boring documents...early in the morning.

As to a wide ranging Arizona law allowing almost anyone to initiate a process of incarcerating people for mental evaluation.
That sure sounds good on paper, but I can imagine why few other states have done it. It opens up things for simple harassment of folks one just 'doesn't like'...and IF they are deemed safe after evaluation, just being harassed may push a few to seek some way. (Unless anonymity is offered to complainants.)
If every slightly 'odd' person were subject to screening, it could get out of hand.

   I am, though, in favor of some way of doing what this Arizona law seems to be after.... a way of investigating those who appear to their peers as unstable and 'treating' (whatever that might mean) them to lessen the odds of trouble... and in MY opinion, 'treating' would include putting them on a **DO NOT SELL GUNS TO THESE FOLKS** list.