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View Poll Results: Should autistic and other mentally disabled (not ill)] people have gun rights granted?
Yes 17 45.95%
No 13 35.14%
Don't have enough word or opinion to know 7 18.92%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-09-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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The fact that most people fear not knowing a moment of "acting out"?
Do you know when anyone is going to "act out"?
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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To those that say that 2A is absolute and literal, everyone and anyone can own a gun - felons, schizophrenics, psychopaths, etc.

To the rest of us who believe not everyone is entitled to own a gun, I would say ask a psychiatrist to evaluate whether the person is emotionally stable enough to own a gun.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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I have Asperger's but I make a point to never own a job. However, if I did, it would be a revolver.

Was that a Freudian Slip?
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:52 PM
 
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The fact that most people fear not knowing a moment of "acting out"?
Is it possible for a high functioning autistic person driving a car to "act out"?
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:53 PM
 
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My son has Aspergers. He is the most careful person at a range of anyone there. His IQ is north of 150. Most with Aspergers do things exactly the same each time. Once they learn gun safety, they never vary from the routine.
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:01 PM
 
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To those that say that 2A is absolute and literal, everyone and anyone can own a gun - felons, schizophrenics, psychopaths, etc.

To the rest of us who believe not everyone is entitled to own a gun, I would say ask a psychiatrist to evaluate whether the person is emotionally stable enough to own a gun.
And that is the problem.
I'm sure a psychiatrist would consider me crazy because I love going 100mph over the water in a boat. 80 plus mph on a snowmobile , or SxS and as fast as I can on a sport quad. And while doing them, I am at piece. Listening to Slayer as loud as I can helps me concentrate. I drink way more than 4 or 5 alcoholic drinks a week, and I voted for Trump. Oh, and I take advantage of the 2A.
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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Assuming the autist doesn't have a complex history of being institutionalized


So yes or no and why?
It really depends on where they are on the spectrum and if correctly diagnosed. Believe it or not, there are many who are on the autism spectrum and don't realize it. Sensory Processing Disorder SPD) is one of those things that has similarities to those on the autism spectrum. So it's a very fine line.
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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No one with mental issues should have a firearm. That being said, how is that to be determined ? Current laws state one has to be adjudicated legally with mental issues. That leaves the door open to a whole host of other issues that never make it to that point.

That is why, I feel the HIPA laws should be relaxed and certain things shared with the NICS so that the FFL can make the decision on the transfer.
Is it that what your 2A says?
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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Is it that what your 2A says?
No. I answered the question with my opinion, we are entitled to those. I have many of them that wouldn't be popular...
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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No. I answered the question with my opinion, we are entitled to those. I have many of them that wouldn't be popular...
I often hear gun rights supporters saying the 2nd A has no exceptions, but here we are.

Property rights are absolute, which also means they are not contingent on the reports or opinions of a state certified Doctors.
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