Originally posted by Krazysh0t
Also what constitutes being mentally unfit to own a gun? Schizophrenia? Bi-polar? Depression? Alcoholism? There are many Americans in this country
right now who have been diagnosed with these mental illnesses and are fully functioning with or without drugs. I have ADD, does that mean I cannot own
a gun either?
Actually, if you're taking something like Adderall or Ritalin or Concerta for your ADD, then you are already not allowed to own a
There are already laws on the books stating that if you are taking a "controlled substance" you can not have a gun. Since these increasingly
commonly-prescribed medications are considered "controlled substances" this would mean you, and anyone like you.
And you do make some great points. Additionally, you are correct in that you may be unaware of a diagnosis. Lots of people these days end up talking
to a therapist when they're depressed or experiencing anxiety, or social anxiety (yes, what used to be called "shyness" or "awkwardness" is now a
mental disorder) or ADD (which IMO 75% of people out there fit the symptoms for). And it is possible, in that unassuming talk with a psych that you
may be diagnosed with something you are not informed of. This exact thing happened to me. After talking to someone, I was given a diagnosis I was not
made aware of, which I did not find out until a meeting with a new Primary Care Physician when the doc mentioned the diagnosis appearing in my medical
So yes, all of that is plausible.
This truly is a push to strip many, many americans of their rights.
Keep in mind that the DSM, the Diagnostic Manual used by the Psych industry was recently updated
and I would bet anything that it includes new
disorders, and a wider range of symptoms for existing disorders. And that, friends, is just a little too conveniently coincidental for The Powers That
This is truly scary stuff.
IMO "felons" should not have their rights automatically stripped either. I would only agree to that in cases where the felony was a violent one, and
the offender had a reasonably high chance to re-offend. Keep in mind that there are many laws which one can break, which are considered "felonies"
which are not even remotely violent. In today's America, even possessing certain kinds of plants can make one a "felon."
I really hope people don't buy what they're trying to sell here. These are far over-reaching measures, and they need to be stopped before it's too
edit on 23-1-2013 by iwilliam because: (no reason given)