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I'm a 70s child, so hyperactive and attention deficit were just words used to describe my behavior, and not a symptom of a disorder. Looking around at my peers, I've turned out just fine without medical intervention.
Originally posted by ReVoLuTiOn76
So I was thinking earlier, I guess I agree with obama on one thing: in that crazy people shouldnt have guns. However my definition of crazy might not be what obamas is. He said no one with "mental illness" should own guns. That is disturbing because i just looked it up, and people with ADHD and ADD are thrown in with people who are "mentally ill", and i am 21 and have been diagnosed with both since i was 8. So what are the limits in that?
Please keep it civil, and no shills please..edit on 16-1-2013 by ReVoLuTiOn76 because: (no reason given)
I'm sure if a child was blowing up his matchbox cars with used firecrackers and gasoline today,they would institutionalize them now.
Most would say I'm crazy with that diagnosis but it's just a chemical imbalance in the brain and once it was set right i felt fine.
That's what I'm thinking. I bet, if you wanted, you could get a reevaluation of your mental illness at 20 something and not be labeled mentally ill.
Sounds like a concerning issue, but I honestly don't think it is.
We have to keep guns from mentally ill people, but not all "mentally ill" people are as damaged as other mentally ill people.
Originally posted by twfau
I'm quite educated thank-you, but not in the context of gun-control. Is Obama implying people on anti-depressants won't be allowed to own a gun?