If there's any thread that's not going away anytime soon it would be one remarkably like this one. All the jabber-jawing from the supposed shepherds lately has been about keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally-challenged, "veterans," and whomever the hell else they can label as "unfit."
"What does it hurt," asked Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of Florida’s Palm Beach County, "to have somebody knock on the door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’"
The answer to that question obviously depends on the identity of the "Somebody" who is making that inquiry. What Sheriff Bradshaw had in mind was a strike force composed of deputies, social workers, and "mental health" professionals from a "Behavioral Sciences Unit" (BSU) who would be on-call twenty-four hours a day, ready to be deployed to visit the homes of what the Soviets used to call "socially dangerous people." In the Soviet Union, such people would often be involuntarily committed to a psihuska, or psychiatric prison.
"We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him," Bradhsaw told the Palm Beach Post in describing the BSU, which would be funded through a $1 million grant from the state government. That grant hasn’t been formalized, but if the state legislature balks, it’s quite likely the Feds will chip in: In a speech last February 6 to the Alliance of DelRay Residential Organizations, Bradshaw said that he would prefer to fund the unit "through a federal grant."
So the keywords there are but a few, but ever so important: the vilification of "veterans" and "pro-second-amendment-types" continues apace via the "psychiatry" card. Label them as nuts, fruitcakes, unstable, et al, and take away their arms under the color of law. Good job, lefties, you've found yourselves labelling some of your fellow men as unfit to live unobserved - and would be the first sissies to cry foul if the same label were attached to your own stupid selves...