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      Quote Originally Posted by Craigh View Post
      Yes, that's what it is. Most of us live in one of the free states, not one of the socialist states like the Soviet Republiken Illinois, Kommunist State of California, or Sovereign Socialist Massachusetts. Imagine having to pay a fee to get some government issued card from the State Police just so you have permission to buy a firearm. Permission from a state police to have your Second Amendment rights trampled on. It makes my skin crawl, but it's how they expect to keep the murder rate so low in Chicago.

      It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. - George Washington
      Could you please add NYS ,lol. NYS is not that bad if you chop off NYC

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      IMHO, until we are willing to address Depression and mental illness seriously, we should

      write off suicides. Let's not wishy-wash and dilly-dally, with half-assed feel good measures

      about suicide prevention. Let's either totally ignore it, or DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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      Quote Originally Posted by therewolf View Post
      IMHO, until we are willing to address Depression and mental illness seriously, we should

      write off suicides. Let's not wishy-wash and dilly-dally, with half-assed feel good measures

      about suicide prevention. Let's either totally ignore it, or DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
      The politicians don't want to do anything about mental illness because it is a multi billion dollar a year industry. Think about all the pharmaceutical companies marketing anti depression drugs, all the psychiatrists and psychotherapists making their livings off the mentally ill, and all the private institutions treating mentally ill patients. The real issue is that the politicians don't want the states to have to pay for their mentally ill residents. States have been closing down inpatient mental health facilities for the past 40 years because they are too expensive to operate.

      The industry has come up with this premise that the non violent mentally ill are better served by being in community group homes under medicated conditions as outpatients rather than being institutionalized. Well guess what, nobody wants those group homes in their neighborhoods, so when patients are turned out of institutional facilities, they often end up in the street or living in public housing. I worked in the public housing industry and you would be surprised how many people who probably should be institutionalized live in public housing because they have no income and can't get jobs.

      It's a problem that society does not want to deal with.

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      If at all possible I like to test drive a car before buying. I could drive it over a cliff but I won't. Someone might but you have to take that chance to sell it. Same with gun ranges. I prefer to rent something before buying, especially a carry gun. Sometimes I'll rent something just for the fun of it even if I have no practical use for it or can't afford to buy it. There are other businesses where I could walk in & buy or rent something that could kill me but they have to take that chance or the .0001% will be dictating the rules. If I remember they may have done a background check on me before I started using my local range. It was a good 30 minutes after giving them my drivers license before they let me in to shoot. Now I just give them my DL & go in, they know me.
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      Quote Originally Posted by wirenut View Post
      The thing that ticks me off about a F.O.I.D card is that I have to pay a fee, get a background check by the state police and they still want more money to get a CC permit..
      Is getting your FOID a permanent thing or does it have to be renewed periodically? And I suspect you must have one and be prepared to show it when purchasing a firearm from an FFL. So what about private sales in your state? How are they addressed?

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      Quote Originally Posted by RK3369 View Post
      It's a problem that society does not want to deal with.
      GOOD! You just gave us the answer we need.

      From now on we ignore suicides.

      We've all got better things to do.

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      Quote Originally Posted by therewolf View Post
      GOOD! You just gave us the answer we need.

      From now on we ignore suicides.

      We've all got better things to do.
      works for me. If someone wants to kill themselves, who am I to interfere? I say "go for it".

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