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Posted: 3/28/2002 2:39:33 PM EDT
The police inquiry into the background and personality of applicants for a gun licence, for instance, often consists of little more than a search for previous convictions. The psychological tests that are meant to be part of the investigation are regularly overlooked, along with the requirement to question the candidate’s family and friends.
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heck? Psychological tests? Only a search for previous convictions?[rolleyes] Are these people insane? Is a Psychological Evaluation supposed to uncover possible felony's that an individual had the opportunity to commit? This is the real world folks, bad things sometimes happen - people deserve freedom, they should enjoy it, those that screw up should be harshly punished - end of story. Any thoughts? Ryan
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 2:51:20 PM EDT
Agreed, but when I applied for my firearms license a background check was done on criminal past only. But if I ever was commited by judge to a psychiatric hospital it would have shown up also and would have counted in the decision. Someone made a booboo when they checked this guy's background...but it's probably the gunowners who will bleed for that mistake. So far the media have been fairly mild, but don't count out the polichickens close before election time.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 9:10:22 PM EDT
The psych tests are to enable the French to eliminate anyone with the potential for dangerous thoughts. Such as admiring California wine.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 9:15:04 PM EDT
I would have thought that they would only ask one question: "Have you ever, while in possession of a firearm, attempted surrender?" A negative answer would be proof of a dangerously violent person (in the french view), and be grounds for denial.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 2:56:49 AM EDT
French Background Checks Niw there checking to see if you are French? R35
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 4:29:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zardoz: I would have thought that they would only ask one question: "Have you ever, while in possession of a firearm, attempted surrender?" A negative answer would be proof of a dangerously violent person (in the french view), and be grounds for denial.
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Multiple Choice Test, "A big bad guy jumps out behind a tree and demands your money and your girlfriend, how do you react? [] You draw your Manurhin 9mm Para Revolver and hiss "Come get some!" []"Yelp!" [] You retreat to Britain and ask Americans for help. [] You make a snide remark about how all the criminal Algerians in the country are somehow America's fault [] Alors, c'est la vie.
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