Adding more innocent Americans to the National Instant Criminal Background database because of a mental disability is a disturbing trend — one that could be applied to voting, parenting or other rights dearer than gun ownership. We opposed it because it would do little to stem gun violence but do much to harm our civil rights.
ACLU senior legislative counsel
ACLU disability counsel
February 20, 2017
ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair
[If only they would recognize the same logic could be successfully applied to all weapon ownership laws.—Joe]
The Soviet Union used to do this with dissidents that were “too big to fry”, it’s called Punitive Psychiatry, and was used to “treat” “psychopathological mechanisms” of dissent.
“Adding more innocent Americans to the National Instant Criminal Background database because of a mental disability is a disturbing trend…”
It’s a Progressive Marxist/Eugenicist/Democrat trend, much like the old Confederacy. Essentially it’s; “We must have the ‘authority’ to deal with the ‘undesirables.'”
They never quit fighting the Civil War. The essence of the mindset is identical, only the tactics, scope and phraseology have changed.
The real problem is that the NCIC’s very existence is unconstitutional. Debating who exactly should be added to it, and how it should be managed, merely nibbles at the edges of the issue.