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View Poll Results: Should autistic and other mentally disabled (not ill)] people have gun rights granted?
Yes 12 50.00%
No 8 33.33%
Don't have enough word or opinion to know 4 16.67%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Assuming the autist doesn't have a complex history of being institutionalized


So yes or no and why?
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Old Yesterday, 12:36 PM
 
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Assuming the autist doesn't have a complex history of being institutionalized


So yes or no and why?
Autism is a spectrum....how autistic are we talking?

Like Aspergerís level....or like a complete unsocialized, non-verbalizing shut-in?
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Old Yesterday, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Autism is a spectrum....how autistic are we talking?

Like Aspergerís level....or like a complete unsocialized, non-verbalizing shut-in?
Well let's go with the former since I exemplified that we're assuming the person has not been institutionalized by any mental health facilities
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Old Yesterday, 12:40 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.
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Old Yesterday, 12:41 PM
 
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Assuming the autist doesn't have a complex history of being institutionalized


So yes or no and why?
Sure. Because buying or possesing a gun isn't a crime nor is being autistic.

On what grounds should they be denied?
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Old Yesterday, 12:42 PM
 
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Well let's go with the former since I exemplified that we're assuming the person has not been institutionalized by any mental health facilities
Yes, I’d probably let myself (and do) own a gun.
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Old Yesterday, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Sure. Because buying or possesing a gun isn't a crime nor is being autistic.

On what grounds should they be denied?
The fact that most people fear not knowing a moment of "acting out"?
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Old Yesterday, 12:45 PM
 
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High functioning autistic people should have the right.
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Old Yesterday, 12:48 PM
 
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High functioning autistic people should have the right.
Well good to know
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Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM
 
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High functioning autistic people should have the right.
I have Asperger's but I make a point to never own a job. However, if I did, it would be a revolver.
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