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Gun rights HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22490 posts
status 5th Nov '12

At least in Wyoming if you are committed to the state mental hospital on an involuntary hold you lose your gun rights for the rest of your life. Do you think this is right? These people did not do anything "wrong" in the eyes of the law.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16769 posts
status 5th Nov '12

Yes, emotionally unstable people shouldnt own gun.

Chellie Due September 19 (boy); 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4703 posts
5th Nov '12

In california there is a 5 or 10 year limit i think once you have been released that you are not allowed to own a gun. I know that because that happened to my grandpa because of my uncle... Lots of drama I won't go into :)



However I fully support the right to bear arms. I also believe that violent criminals and those who have been committed should have restrictions because it means they are stupid or crazy. Though criminals will own a gun whether it is legal or not :/

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
5th Nov '12

Eh, my boyfriend can't own a gun because he was committed when he was 7 years old. He reported his dad for beating him on a regular basis, and it was hushed up and blamed on him. Apparently he was "unstable" because he became hysterical when they called him a liar and told him that he was going to have to go back to live with his parents. His family thought the "family name" was more important than a person's future.
Saying that, I'm sure there's plenty of people who shouldn't have a gun because they are genuinely unstable.
Maybe if they had a way to appeal it, to have themselves re-evaluated to see if they should still be banned or if they can be cleared? I don't know.

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 44464 posts
5th Nov '12

I don't know if I fully agree with the "for life" part, but it doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies that's for sure..

akmaldo 1 child; Georgia 2778 posts
5th Nov '12

It depends on the situation for me. I was admitted to a drug & metal rehab/institution. I was admitted for drugs and was diagnosed bipolar while I was there. I feel like I should be able to own a gun. I wouldn't use it to go on a killing spree or anything but I would like to be able to protect my family. If some people have extreme mental illness then I think they shouldn't be allowed to carry. It needs to be determined on a case by case basis.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
5th Nov '12

I think its a crap law..I know some who have been commited do to issues they couldnt handle at the time. They are fine now..far from crazy..Hell i feel crazy sometimes, but I wouldnt go shoot someone

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16769 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" I think its a crap law..I know some who have been commited do to issues they couldnt handle at the time. They are fine now..far from crazy..Hell i feel crazy sometimes, but I wouldnt go shoot someone"


Better be safe than sorry.



There have been people who committed felons that are totally rehabilitated. However many are not. I wouldn't want them to have a gun either.

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting A*M*C:" It depends on the situation for me. I was admitted to a drug & metal rehab/institution. I was admitted ... [snip!] ... have extreme mental illness then I think they shouldn't be allowed to carry. It needs to be determined on a case by case basis."

:!::!::!:
Not everyone who's been committed is completely insane.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16769 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting ProginoskesII (SuperKink):" :!::!::!: Not everyone who's been committed is completely insane."


True...but clearly they needed mental help or they wouldnt be committed.



However, I am a bit biased because I don't think anyone should own a gun just for the hell of it.

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" True...but clearly they needed mental help or they wouldnt be committed. However, I am a bit biased because I don't think anyone should own a gun just for the hell of it. "

I agree. But it's entirely possible that the problem was temporary. That was what gave me the idea of an appeal type thing.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 16769 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting ProginoskesII (SuperKink):" I agree. But it's entirely possible that the problem was temporary. That was what gave me the idea of an appeal type thing."


Yeah, it would be an idea. But, I think it would put the state at too much liability making sure they appeal the right people. If one slipped through and did something drastic, they would point the finger at the government.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5702 posts
5th Nov '12

I wouldn't want someone with mental issues to be gun owners. Treatment/ medication or not...if the treatment ends or if they stop taking their medication then they could be very dangerous. Maybe it depends on what they're hospitalized for.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22490 posts
status 5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" I wouldn't want someone with mental issues to be gun owners. Treatment/ medication or not...if the treatment ... [snip!] ... or if they stop taking their medication then they could be very dangerous. Maybe it depends on what they're hospitalized for."</blockquote>




Do you know how many people don't ever get committed but still aren't on any medications and are freely wondering around?

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5702 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kaleighshaleigh:</b>" I wouldn't want someone with mental issues ... [snip!] ... Do you know how many people don't ever get committed but still aren't on any medications and are freely wondering around?"</blockquote>




I'm sure there are many, but that doesn't mean we should give those that we know have been committed a free pass.