Thursday, March 19, 2015

N.C. bill would ease gun restrictions for recovered mental health patients

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A state senator has submitted a bill that would make it easier for someone who has recovered from a mental illness to carry a firearm.

Senate Bill 288, sponsored by Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, also would more narrowly restrict the types of mental incompetency findings that must be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check system. If the law is passed, it would become effective Oct. 1.

Adults that have been determined to lack the capacity to manage their own affairs “due to marked subnormal intelligence, mental illness or incompetency” are not allowed by law to own a firearm.

The bill would allow individuals to petition for removal from mental incompetency/disability listings attached to the national criminal background check.

6 comments:

  1. THIS IS THE URL OF MY COMMENT AT THE "NEWS AND RECORD" WEB SITE, WHICH IS TOO LONG TO BE ACCEPTED HERE:

    http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina/n-c-bill-would-ease-gun-restrictions-for-recovered-mental/article_7164f221-7d6f-5ed5-b3f6-e543b9e8f099.html

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  2. makes sense to me. Unless a person is so incapacitated that they require a guardian, they still have the right of self preservation and the right to access themeans to do so.

    if the condition is temporary, the restrictions ought to be temporary as well.

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  3. How is one to know the mentally ill have recovered; there is no diagnostic test to
    prove such. And, psychiatrists are jack-asses. Just one trigger can regenerate
    the mental illness.

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