I am bipolar
I am a veteran who owns several guns, I believe in reasonable gun control. People with mental illness have no business having guns. Their rights should not trump public safety. I don't know that I think that folks should have military grade weapons like an AR-15. Hunting is very prevalent where I grew up but here in Ohio they make you use a shotgun to take deer.I have a mental illness. I have participated in society without issue. I am a former business owner. I have no history of violence or anger management of any kind. Why should I be declined the use of a gun? Very few people with mental illness are homocidal. Like minute.
We have a law like this in Ohio.
Weapon Under Disability
Ohio weapons under disability law forbid a person from having, trying to get, carrying or using a weapon if any of the following apply:
You’re a fugitive
You’re being indicted for a violent crime, you’ve been convicted of a violent crime or as a child you were convicted for what would be considered a violent felony if you had been an adult
You’re being indicted or have been convicted for a drug offense, either as an adult or a child
You’re a chronic alcoholic, drug dependent, or in danger of drug dependence
A judge has either deemed you mentally incompetent, mentally defective or mentally ill and subject to hospitalization, or you are or have been committed to a mental institution
Nearly every day in central Ohio people are charged with having weapons while under disability. Having weapons while under disability is a third degree felony punishable by up to 36 months in prison.
Does MA have this? I wonder if FLA does I doubt it.
Having a mental illness can't be the only reason one shouldn't have a gun. It must be like the Ohio law.
Depends on the type. I wouldn't want someone who is bi-polar, schizophrenic, manic depressant, etc. to have one.
Not many people in your position, i.e., having bipolar disorder, are nearly as candid about such matters, so TP
As for gun control, don't worry, everyone, if the most popular Tweets are any guide as to our country's current subject(s) of attention/hot topic(s)
, America has moved onto the real issues
, like Jennifer Aniston separating from Canada's Prime Minister