flippant wrote:The reason I am being vague is because I am deliberately trying to be vague, by "administrative body" I mean any group of people organize for a purpose (any legal endeavor will do)who become so frightened by a persons behavior that they call the cops on him/her. The reason I say "group" is because I don't individual beefs to have the authority, but if an entire company, apartment complex, school, rotary club, whatever is so frightened they're willing to make a group complaint to the police, the police should not be restricted from action simply because they haven't done anything "yet".
Or I guess the college in this case maybe should have prosecuted the guy for criminal mischief and disturbing the peace and give him a nice criminal record for the rest of his life, when more than like this guy just needs some serious therapy to prevent his being a danger.
because as much as we all love the freedoms that our current system gives us, it needs a fix of some sort so that those amongst us who demonstrate dangerous behavior can't go out on a "good day" and buy themselves a gun.
You seem to want to insist on "due process" but I don't think denying the mentally unstable of gun ownership should warrant it.
Um, yeah. Due process is important in free society. Once you have a list that allows someone to arbitrarily revoke the constitutional right of another with their knowledge or ability to defend themselves, no process to putting them on the list, at any time, we may as well kiss free society goodbye. And no, this is not a paranoid slippery slope rambling--legal precedent is incredibly important. I mean, there are people who think that religion, or certain religions, or no religion, or an opposing political view, is a sure sign of mental illness or straight up evil. Since speech can be used to "hurt" people, or to rile up people to actually hurt someone, we obviously need a list of people who can't practice free speech, right? And they're too dangerous to be let out, so if we catch them speaking out, we must be able to hold them indefinitely, and they don't need legal protection either, we can just throw them into a mental asylum. So now we have a list of people who, without being told or having any chance to defend themselves, can find themselves locked up with no recourse.