Don't forget the rock star part.
I was going to say something like that, but you beat me to it you insensitive clod!
No one is interested in spying on me you insensitive clod!
And get the hell off my lawn!
I'm sure cowboy neal is a fine statesman and excels in international diplomacy.
"That each and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia"
or "I dropped it"
Sure, we could tell you. But you wouldn't be enlightened.
More violence and killings is the answer???
How well did prohibition work with banning alcohol? Ever hear of a speak easy?
How can any person "prove that they are a stable and responsible citizen"? Especially the 'stable' part.
The fear of a slippery slope is not irrational when you have top anti-gun politicians on record as saying that eliminating ALL gun ownership is their true aim. Check out some of Dianne Feinstein's own remarks.
Or have them reside in separate states -- which would probably just be a precursor to civil war 2.0.
You raise some good points and I agree with your sentiment that as a country and society we should do much more to address mental health.
The tricky part for guns, and even universal healthcare in some respects, are those pesky Bill of Rights in the Constitution. Many argue that the federal government does not have the power (because of the 10th Amendment) to enact universal healthcare -- even if the majority thought it would be beneficial.