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RNader November 6th, 2017 9:22pm

Should Mentally ill people have the right to get and own a gun?

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ARMinarchist Arkansas
11/07/17 2:30 am

Define mentally ill. I do not think government should have the ability to restrict rights without proper die process.

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BlackC
11/06/17 10:05 pm

The NRA and Trump seem to think so. So now we have 75000 mentally challenged now able to buy guns

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NKarta Please excuse my sanity
11/06/17 8:48 pm

Depends. Someone claustrophobic? Why not? Depressed and schizophrenic? Hell no.

crazyjane New Jersey
11/06/17 7:54 pm

Of course. Mental illness is so broad, you can’t limit banning someone a gun due to it.

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PointB Libertarian Centrist
11/06/17 7:13 pm

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.

4Freedom1776
11/06/17 6:41 pm

Depends on the mental illness. Should a person with ADD not be able to own a weapon? Blanket terms hurt the little guy.

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crazyjane New Jersey
11/06/17 7:56 pm

So a person with ocd shouldn’t have one? Or someone afraid if flying on planes?

fmm Philadelphia suburb
11/06/17 9:37 pm

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

crazyjane New Jersey
11/06/17 10:04 pm

I’m talking about specific phobia, which is a mental illness and can span many things

fmm Philadelphia suburb
11/06/17 10:05 pm

like fear of flying, which is what you mentioned?

fmm Philadelphia suburb
11/06/17 10:08 pm

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.

fmm Philadelphia suburb
11/06/17 10:09 pm

phobias don’t typically equal mental illness unless taken to an extreme

crazyjane New Jersey
11/06/17 10:22 pm

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?

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/07/17 4:29 am

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

dlinz001
11/06/17 5:07 pm

Can you elaborate on your choice?

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/06/17 6:13 pm

I mean what the hell does mentally ill even mean

dlinz001
11/06/17 6:15 pm

It's means you are not right upstairs, bipolar, schizophrenic, depressed, are a few examples.

lj74
11/06/17 3:17 pm

It depends on the illness abusara. The law, as written by the Obama administration, was far too broad.

bower8899 Gone, Probably Forgotten
11/06/17 2:33 pm

Depends on the illness. Obviously ocd isn't going to make you go on a murderous rampage. But for the most part, no.

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