"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
Good question. I'm not sure how I feel about the mentally ill owning guns. I guess, like others have said, it depends upon the severity.
According to the DPCDA, a mere diagnosis of a physical or mental disorder in and of itself is not sufficient to establish lack of capacity. Rather, a judicial determination of incompetence should be based on evidence “of a deficit in one or more of the person’s mental functions.” Furthermore, the code requires a finding of significant impairment with respect to “the type of act or decision in question,” and the court may take into consideration “the frequency, severity,and duration of periods of impairment.”
Section 811 of the Probate Code divides mental functions into four broad domains in which deficits may be found. These domains are: (1) alertness and attention, (2) information processing, (3) thought processes, and (4) ability to modulate mood and affect.
Last edited by Jerry; 03-15-13 at 07:30 PM.