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Posted: 11/26/2003 7:53:59 PM EDT
I'm disabled and on social security , hopefully this is going to be temmpory . I also suffer from depression . My sister has said that constitutes a mental defect , and prevents me from legally owning firearms . ( yellow form) Please let me know if I am in trouble on this issue. Thank you all for any advice , and for keeping me entertained .
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 7:59:32 PM EDT
Cant give you any legal advice but some of us locally are meeting saturday in waynesville to shoot. You can shoot our guns[;)]
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:04:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By maxx68: My sister has said that constitutes a mental defect , and prevents me from legally owning firearms . ( yellow form)
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I don't believe this is the case. IIRC, you have to be declared mentally incompetent. get help for the depression, man, the added stress it creates won't help you. And enjoy shooting at the range!
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:07:29 PM EDT
Was the depression around before you were disabled? Was your depression diagnosed as cronic? Every human at one time or another will have a depression bout. Have someone call you local sheriff's dept and ask for clarification on the depression issue.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:14:35 PM EDT
Anyone that says they aren't depressed once in a while is lying. It's normal, don't worry about it. But do be honest with yourself, have you ever felt the desire to hurt yourself or someone else? Do you feel those feelings are controllable or do you feel you would act if you owned a gun? That is the big question and you are the only one that can answer it. Nobody knows what is ticking up there except you, not your sister, not us, not even a shrink, only you. So what do you think? The question on the yellow form only applies if you were legally insane.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:40:10 PM EDT
Your sister is FOS. Legally, if you have not been INVOLUNTARILY committed to a mental health facility, you are not barred from owning firearms. BTDT on the disability and SS. Do you have any long-term pain issues? Email or IM, I have been thru it and maybe dan help you bypass some of the bullshit. Ops
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:02:17 AM EDT
Thanks for the info guys . I have always seen good info spread around this sight . It's good to know you guys are here to help . maxx68
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:19:10 AM EDT
Is the disabilty a physical one ?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:29:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lvgunner777: The question on the yellow form only applies if you were legally insane.
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Ding ding. Winnah. Legally, one of two things will have had to occur. As stated before, either an involuntary commitment to an institution or being legally adjudicated (being declared mentally unfit) by a judge.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:42:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By maxx68: ..... My sister has said that constitutes a mental defect , and prevents me from legally owning firearms.
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First: This is why I keep my sisters out of my business. Second: This is why I do not take advice from my sisters. Third: Tell her a gift of a gun would help cheer you up!
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:55:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 8:14:07 AM EDT
Siennfein, thanks for the offer . IM me with directions and a time , and I'll try to make it. maxx68
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