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Thread: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    An awful lot of the time, mentally ill people aren't diagnosed. However, I think anyone prescribed over "X-milligrams" of a to-be-determined list of psychotropic drugs ought to be banned from owning firearms. Doctors would, of course, be the ones to come to a decision on level of medication it'd apply to. Hell, the medications themselves have unwanted and dangerous side effects.
    This is a sensible idea. What I don't want to see is my fellow citizens being branded and being deprived of their civil liberties because of "mental illness."

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    This is a sensible idea. What I don't want to see is my fellow citizens being branded and being deprived of their civil liberties because of "mental illness."
    Actually, it's not so much the illness as the unpredictability of the drugs used to treat them. Side efffects + depression can be a lethal combination.
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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    Heck no, not at all a trick question.... I see that someone actually voted yes, so I do in fact see the need for further discussion on this topic here (I would hope the person whom voted yes would comment, so we could see, at least, where they are coming from and if they can make a valid point).
    If someone voted yes, I would prefer he kept his justification to himself. I just assumed that 100% would vote no. But you know what they say about assumptions.
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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    MORE THAN A few anti gun nuts consider one to be mentally ill if they own a firearm in the first place



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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    Obviously, when the government says your mentally ill, citizen.
    Yeah, that's one of the big concerns!

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The problem is my friend you don't know when one of these guys will lose it and go off the deep end......then it is to late.
    I disagree, my leftwing friend.
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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Losing your right to a firearm should be a quid pro gun for medicaid/SSI

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Losing your right to a firearm should be a quid pro gun for medicaid/SSI

    No.


    Some people end up on medicaid SSI through ZERO fault of their own.

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    Re: Should the mentally ill be able to own/carry guns?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    No.


    Some people end up on medicaid SSI through ZERO fault of their own.
    Doesn't matter to me how they get there. If the are living off others, then they should not be allowed to buy guns. If they have money for a gun, then they shouldn't be living off others.

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