Transcript. Angela Sorensen Thomas questions Sen. Deb Fischer vote to allow the severe mentally ill to buy guns. at Holdrege City Auditorium Town Hall on March 16, 2017
Angela Sorensen Thomas: AST Senator Deb Fischer DF
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Angela Sorensen Thomas: Recently you voted for house joint bill resolution 40. That allows people who are so mentally unstable they need a guardian or representative to manage their bank accounts to buy deadly weapons.
I have a brother-in-law who was one of the 75,000 people in this category. And it terrifies me thinking about him getting a gun. He lives here in Nebraska. Fortunately for us he’s in a protected setting and it wouldn’t affect him now.
But 10 years ago it would’ve been deadly for him. Not necessarily that he’s a threat to anyone in this room, but he is a threat to himself. Can you explain to me why it’s so important for people who cannot manage their own funds, because of severe mental illness, to be able to obtain deadly weapons?
Deb Fischer: This was a resolution that I happen to agree with the ACLU and other . . . → Read More: Senator Deb Fischer (R) Questioned at Nebraska Town Hall on Why She Voted YES to Allow Severe Mentally Ill to Get Guns