Forum Post: Something to agree on, psychopaths should not have access to guns under the mental health exception to the 2nd Amendment
Posted 4 months ago on Feb. 4, 2013, 2:19 p.m. EST by nomdeguerre
from Brooklyn, NY
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For the purpose of gun ownership, psychopathy should be considered a mental illness and thus a disqualification for gun ownership.
Since it is considered innate and unaffected by treatment (similar to gayness), psychopathy is not generally considered a mental illness. But for the sake of public safety I argue it should be considered so here.
Science has now determined that psychopaths have a different brain structure that shows up in brain scans. Would-be gun owners should have to prove they are not psychopathic.
"Psychopath Brain Different In Brain Scans" http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/006418.html
"Brain Scans Show Abnormalities In Psychopaths" http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/001998.html
"Twins Study Finds Genetic Cause For Psychopathy" http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/002792.html
"Criminal Minds -- Will testing the brain, even before birth, separate the good seeds from the bad?" http://www.utne.com/Science-Technology/Neurodevelopmental-Criminology-Acquired-Sociopathy-Predict-Criminals.aspx
"What Is a Psychopath? Definition and basic criteria" From the comments: "A 'psychopathic trait' not belonging to a psychopath can't really be considered a 'psychopathic trait'. This is not to say that ordinary people do not behave in pathological ways that are, in that moment, outwardly indistinguishable from a psychopath's behaviour. But it's important for people to realise that the inner landscape of a psychopath is so totally different from theirs that it marks them apart as a different species from humans." http://www.sott.net/article/257630-What-Is-a-Psychopath-Definition-and-basic-criteria