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Why might he be in possession of a firearm if he has a medical condition that might make him “disoriented “?
So, people with seizures ,fainting episodes, and/or narcolepsy should not be able to own firearms? They could fall asleep with their finger on the trigger,have a grand mal seizure and shoot someone or something,pass out and shoot someone? I can see where these conditions could be a serious issue while driving a vehicle, but I don’t see the issue with owning a firearm, sorry. By the way, I don’t own a gun, but I love to shoot and am an amazing shot for a female with no weapons training.I live with multiple physical disabilities including one that causes me to pass out from pain at times. I hope that people with physical and/or mental conditions are never banned from gun ownership. Can you imagine how many veterans with PTSD or TBI would be disarmed and even more disgruntled?As someone who has lived in very rural areas with cops at least an hour away, it frightens me to think that the most vulnerable people may not have access to weapons to defend them selves from harm because of their disabilities.
Rebecca,you’re literally talking to people that wanted to ban other people’s right to own guns because they couldn’t balance their checkbooks.
Then threw a hissy fit when republicans over turned the bill.
Heck my wife can’t even balance the checkbook, but she can shoot just fine ;<)
He may have dimentia or alzheimers. Which makes owning anyghing more dangerous. When i took a cna class years ago we read stories of inner hospital violence. An old wrestler with alzheimers body slammed his room mate and killed him. Read another about an old man who had demetia who smashed his roommates head in with an alarm clock. And another about a woman with alzheimers who tried to cook dinner but instead cooked a stack of hand towels and nearly burned her house down. Dementia is dangerous. If you have it you shouldnt have a gun.
I just hope they find this person safe and sound. Praying he does not use the gun to take his life.
In regards to “Someone”‘s comment: What is your solution if any object can be turned into a deadly weapon? A straight jacket ,Thorazine,and a rubber room for anyone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? There are different stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia and not everyone becomes a danger to themselves or others. Disarming the disabled will not slow the tide of gun violence.
Maybe check out the statistics on violent deaths and how many are actually attributed to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
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