Tuesday, June 06, 2023

In gun law push, Gov. Lee's office memo says NRA prefers to 'round up mentally ill people'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s administration accused the National Rifle Association of wanting to use involuntary commitment laws “to round up mentally ill people and deprive them of other liberties,” according to documents drafted by the Republican’s staffers as part of their initial attempt to pass a gun control proposal earlier this year.


Yet Billy Lee thinks it's okay to deprive his constituents of other civil liberties such as the Right to Bear Arms and the Right to Due Process.


  1. NRA wants to round up mentally ill people? Like the ones infesting and destroying major Democrat run cities?

    1. I would imagine our ol bud Wayne thinks anyone who doesn’t write a monthly check to support him and his friends mentally ill.

      TMF Bert

  2. I don't see a huge problem with rounding up the mentally ill. Some people have a poor grasp on reality and become dangers to themselves and others. These people need containment and, if possible, help to get well.

  3. Not to sound like a dick, but putting nuts back into nut houses would certainly solve quite a few societal problems we are currently dealing with (by ignoring). Had a lot more to say on the subject, but thought better. Eod1sg Ret

  4. My first inclination is to round up the mentally ill. But after a little thought, it should only happen once the sane are back in control for good.
    Otherwise we risk a Soviet Union situation. Where "You don't agree with the government? You must be mentally ill."

  5. Slick move Bill; the NRA hasn't been relevant in Tennessee in over 20 years.

  6. With democrats in control of public services, who do think the mentally ill are? Anyone who does not agree with a democrat.

  7. I remember "one and done" when he did Covid lockdowns. And here we are for round two.
    Steve S6

  8. I do not think there is any place big enough to hold all the mentally ill people in this country at this time if we should decide to round them all up.

  9. Hell yeah!....get those crazy motherfuckers off the streets and back in the insane asylums where they belong....


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