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What disqualifies from gun ownership?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Cogster1, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Cogster1

    Cogster1 Well-Known Member

    I live in MI and my wife wants to purchase a handgun. She is worried that she is disqualified from owning or carrying because she went to a 1 week (not overnight) counseling center for depression as a teenager. She was also on depression medication as a teenager. Can she still own a handgun? Can she obtain a CCW?
  2. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    She should be fine. "Depression" certainly isn't enough of a mental disorder (bleh) to bar her from firearms, especially if it was back in the day.
  3. scottgun

    scottgun Well-Known Member

    An individual is disqualified if they have been involuntarily committed for mental health reasons.

    Being depressed in one's younger years can be common, its good that she took some positive action.

    It won't disqualify her from owning or carrying.
  4. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Congress makes me continually depressed, but I own a bunch of guns. They cheer me up!:evil:
  5. Cogster1

    Cogster1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks all. I am sending her to get her purchase permit tomorrow. She is planning on getting a Walther P99 9mm. (She thought the .22 was "cute", but I wouldn't let her get that one.)
  6. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    Just to clarify, before people start piling onto you: is this for a CARRY pistol, or just for the sake of having a pistol?
  7. Cogster1

    Cogster1 Well-Known Member

    Not a carry pistol. Just wants to be able to enjoy her husband's new hobby with him.
  8. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    Oh dear.

    There's a saying..."if the woman thinks it's cute, it's cute, dammit".

    If it's not for any particular tactical use, perhaps you should rethink "not allowing" her to get the .22—there is no better way to instill good habits than to use .22 for practice, not to mention the ammo is dirt cheap.

    What kind of .22 was it, anyway?
  9. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Well-Known Member

    I agree - if she thinks it's cute and it's not for carry, let her get the .22.

    Once she develops good shooting habits you can always go out and buy her another pistol if she decides to carry at a later date.
  10. Cogster1

    Cogster1 Well-Known Member

    The Walther P22 - I know it is good to start out with somethign small, but I already have a 22 pistol. I don't have the cash to buy much, so I try to stick to things I know I will enjoy shooting. I saved for almost a year before I bought my first gun - HK USPc .40.
  11. LeoC

    LeoC Well-Known Member

    If the words of the immortal pax left any impact on me at all, it was to let her choose. Consider yourself blessed that she wants to share in your hobby with you! A great thing can be turned to a disaster if you decide her gun for her. The choice of a P99 over a P22 wouldn't have anything to do with what you wanted to shoot, would it? :p
  12. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I guess tight funds + "already have a .22" ameliorates it. I assume you've talked it over with the wife, and it wasn't a unilateral "NO YOU CAN'T HAVE THE P22 GET THE P99"?

    BTW, P99s are sweet pistols. :D
  13. Cogster1

    Cogster1 Well-Known Member

    Nah, who can control a woman anyway. She went for her purchase permit today and the gun shop said they can have the gun in just 3 days.
  14. cz75bdneos22

    cz75bdneos22 Well-Known Member

    best bet is to consult your state gun laws..in Texas, one is inelegible to CCW if unable to exercise sound judgement, chemically dependant or diagnosed by a licensed physician as suffering from a psychiatric disorder that causes impairment in judgement, mood,perception, impulse control or intellectual ability. furthermore, suffers from a condition that is in remission , but likely to redevelop at a future time, or requires continous medical treatment to avoid relapse. also, if one has been involuntariliy commited to a psychiatric facility in the previous five years preceeding the application or voluntarily hospitalized in a previous two year period. more details to be found, but consult youe state laws to be sure...
  15. BigFatKen

    BigFatKen Well-Known Member

    You don't borrow her shoes do you? Let her pick her own gun.

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