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    having guns or even sometimes whether they should be committed

    Does "having guns or even sometimes whether they should be committed" mean "having guns or even sometimes whether the guns should be used"?

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    Some people are loony to the degree that they pose a threat to society and are often committed against their will. Who else but the government should have this power to decide? It's not perfect but I don't have a problem with the goverment having laws that are interpreted by courts that govern declarations of mental fitness for things like driving, having guns or even sometimes whether they should be committed.

    If guns were just as regulated as cars there would be an enormous reduction in their use in crime (according to some studies up to 90% if we just do background checks and a few other things that don't go beyond regulating them to the same degree as cars) and homicide and that would take a lot of the argument for gun prohibition away.

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    Re: having guns or even sometimes whether they should be committed

    No, it means that the writer has no problem with the government having laws that mean someone decides whether a person is mentally fit to drive, mentally fit to have a gun or even, sometimes, that their mental state means that they should be committed to a mental institution/psychiatric hospital.

    If someone is "committed" to such a place, it means they are sent there against their will.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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