First of all hey I'm new
okay on to the question.
Basically I'm a 23 year old guy and am interested in buying my first gun, I was wondering if I would be allowed to for the following reason. When I was 16 I was quite the stupid kid and was taking drugs (otc pills), they had believed I was attempting suicide but I was actually doing it for a high and was sent to a psyche ward at a hospital by my parents for evaluation for 2 days and was found to not be mentally ill after explaining it.
I do not know if it is still on my record and if it still matters as it was 7 years ago and I haven't had any run-ins with the law since or anything similar that has happened.
I took a 10 question online pre-test out of curiousity and one of the questions was whether I had stayed in a mental institution so I clicked yes and I was told that I couldn't purchase a gun according to the site, (I think it was ask.com).
I just don't see how something that happened almost a decade ago and lasted 2 days could affect me now but I am unsure. Is anyone an expert with this, if I am unable to hunt with my Father over something like this I am going to be pretty aggravated as we recently moved to the country and were looking forward to hunting on our new land.
Also, I was sent to the actual hospital itself before the psyche ward because they pumped my stomach and a cop was watching me the entire time, that's as much as I can remember from the event.