Originally Posted by CrazedJava
There really is no reliable check on mental health. As it was stated, there are usually signs but people ignore them thanks to political correctness and our naturally non-confrontational nature.
Agreed, people can't even develop a universal IQ test so testing for mental health is junk science. No one can predict the operation of someone elses mind. Besides, how many people have 'cheated' on a test?
I think trying to incorporate psychological testing into the BC system is going to be a slippery slope. Where do you draw the line? If a guy goes to a therapist for marital advice, what's to stop him from getting lumped in with the people who are truly mentally disturbed?
Why would we want to give a doctor the power to decide whether or not someone is capable of owning a firearm by the simple stroke of a pen?
As it is, to be disqualified you have to be adjudicated by a court which is fair...I guess...but giving a single person (Dr.) the power to decide one's mental health status can and will be disasterous...
Medical records are kept private for very good reasons, to try to make them accessible is a huge violation of civil rights...(never thought I'd actually agree with the ACLU
While I wholeheartedly agree with the fact that someone who need prozac or tapizol just to function, probably isn't stable enough to be a level headed, responsible gun owner, but rights cannot be denied just because someone 'might' do something evil with them.
Humans have free will, not even God himself can stop that nevermind new laws...