Should Mentally ill people have the right to get and own a gun?
Be more specific
Define mentally ill. I do not think government should have the ability to restrict rights without proper die process.
The NRA and Trump seem to think so. So now we have 75000 mentally challenged now able to buy guns
Depends. Someone claustrophobic? Why not? Depressed and schizophrenic? Hell no.
Of course. Mental illness is so broad, you can’t limit banning someone a gun due to it.
Depends on the illness. It is like saying if anyone is sick they should go to the hospital when they could easily have a cold.
Depends on the mental illness. Should a person with ADD not be able to own a weapon? Blanket terms hurt the little guy.
So a person with ocd shouldn’t have one? Or someone afraid if flying on planes?
I’ve never seen a relatively normal fear like flying on planes described as a mental illness - normal phobia’s don’t typically stretch to that definition
I’m talking about specific phobia, which is a mental illness and can span many things
like fear of flying, which is what you mentioned?
aviophobia is the mental illness you are likely trying to describe and it’s a very small segment of those who have fear of flying.
phobias don’t typically equal mental illness unless taken to an extreme
The plane was one example and I don’t know the prevalence. Specific phobias (not just normal fears) are very debilitating and are a mental illness under the category of anxiety disorders. Also i have avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Should i not be allowed to have a gun because I’m an extreme picky eater?
Phobias do not require the use of certain medications. If a phobia is so severe the person must be constantly medicated, then yes, no gun should be allowed. I have an extreme phobia of spiders and I mean extreme but it does not usually interfere with my normal life and it’s not something I’m medicated for nor have ever been prescribed medication for.
If the person marked yes, I’m sure the doctor would find no problem if the person meets no other disqualifying criteria
Can you elaborate on your choice?
I mean what the hell does mentally ill even mean
It's means you are not right upstairs, bipolar, schizophrenic, depressed, are a few examples.
No, but the republican controlled Congress passed and our "president" think otherwise.
It depends on the illness abusara. The law, as written by the Obama administration, was far too broad.
Depends on the illness. Obviously ocd isn't going to make you go on a murderous rampage. But for the most part, no.