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To: FlyVet; tioga; Invisible_hand; 31R1O; org.whodat; Windflier; TMSuchman; rangerwife; mnehring; ...
Well, from these replies, it looks like it may be a 'suggested' question asked on an ad hoc basis. I do understand that there are 'stressed' people and some may be in the VA System. I also know that even a single incident can ruin a whole lot of people and 'tar' a business/institution.

I guess what worries me would be a knee-jerk reaction to a single response that produces a cascading series of onerous responses. Any one of us can think of scenarios off the top of our heads that would be perfectly rational, logical and NOT MAKE US DANGEROUS to the point of losing our civil rights!

Thanks for all of the responses.

20 posted on 06/03/2009 4:45:48 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: SES1066
In my state, one of the questions on the CCW application asks whether or not you've ever been diagnosed with mental illness. However, the state does not define exactly what "mental illness" is. Does it mean mean "hospitalized or institutionalized for mental illness"?. Or, could it mean "have you ever used anti-depressants?" Or, could it mean "have you ever sought counseling?" Or, could it mean "have you ever been accused of domestic disturbance?"

They don't want to define it.

In Maine, the permit was very cut and dried when I obtained one in the late 80's. If you'd never been institutionalized, had a clean rap sheet, you got your permit, and it was illegal for the LEO to ask you why you wanted it.

21 posted on 06/03/2009 6:25:57 AM PDT by FlyVet
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To: SES1066

If you would simply do a search you will see it is posted all over the place. But their is no original experience factor. It is always the straw man statement, a friend said a friend of his said, are some such garbage. Some people should not be allowed to own guns anyway. And someone has to make that determination.


22 posted on 06/03/2009 7:17:57 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: SES1066
http://forums.grunt.com/forums/t/37142.aspx

http://gunowners.org/protecting-veterans-second-amendment-rights.htm

23 posted on 06/03/2009 7:56:47 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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