Do You Support Mentally Ill Getting/Keeping Firearms?

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Deb
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Do You Support Mentally Ill Getting/Keeping Firearms?

PMH,
Thanks, I seem to do that quite often myself not meaning to at all. (the "stepping in something" part), and I'm always having people not understand what I'm trying to say. But I still try to get my point across if there is something I'm interested in on here, even if someone doesn't agree...which they are entitled to do.

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Dichotomy

Burden of proof......Everyone will need a doctor's note to purchase a handgun.
Psychopaths are able to manipulate situations and could easily be judged sane.
Any law for mental illness is a camouflage for disarming the public.
Since 50% of the population is below average in intelligence, an IQ test would best serve safety needs than mental illness diagnosis.

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The New York Times reported Cho had been taking anti-depressants before the shootings. Studies have shown a link between these drugs and violent behavior, such as the murders of Colubine Highm and other school shootings. Should people taking these drugs also be denied the use of guns? One more group to be denied. Or should the use of these drugs be better policed.
Bud

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[quote] Or should the use of these drugs be better policed.[/quote]

But, policed by whom Bud?
[url=http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php#Health%20Care%20and%..."The Constitution Party opposes the governmentalization and bureaucratization of American medicine."[/url]

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Frankly, I'm offended by the "mental illness" jokes :)

It's a topic I know all too well, since I have struggled with severe depression for more than 20 years, including several hospitalizations (one involuntary)

I don't want to have a gun in my house, but I want to have that "choice."

Mental illness is a medical condition. I see a doctor, I take medications. I go to counseling. I hold a job, pay taxes, own a house, raise kids, love wife, feed dog, ...blah, blah, blah...

The real point...why the fascination on guns? Yesterday, a kid was stabbed with scissors in Portland.

Should people like me...those with a diagnosed "mental illness" be able to drive a hunk of metal at more than 60mph on public roads? Should I be allowed to own steak knives, baseball bats...scissors??

Who draws the line....???

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no no no no

Bruce Libby
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Hows this I am a family member of a person who is elderly and shouldn't be driving.
I believe I can request SoS pull license.
I have a family member who I believe at the time should not be able to purchase a gun,
because of a mental illness. Should I be able to notify , put that person on a registry that
would limit that ability for a period of time?
If anyone doubts this is not issue is very out of touch. There again I hear a murder in Augusta
last night/ this morning ws done by a former just released patient! He used a knife!

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