GUN Voluntary mental health help and background checks

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  1. Murdoc

    Murdoc New Member

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    So I plan on checking myself into a facility for dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and was wondering if that would cause any problems with future rifle purchases.

    And another question while I'm at it. Do law enforcement typically destroy firearms used in suicides? As morbid as some may think, I'd like to have my brother's handgun for a keepsake.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    you should be allowed to claim it.

    In my area guns used in crimes are sold (after a conviction) and the proceeds go to a special fund.

    However, in a suicide situation, family has a right to claim the person's property unless there is a will dictating what goes where.

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. Hooch

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    Do not check yourself in, be like everyone else and just go down to the clinic and get some xanax, you seriously don't want this on your record.
     
  4. hsmith

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    I would talk to a specialist first...
     
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    Not a good idea. Maybe go to some group meetings or some other help that will not be on record.
     
  6. hsmith

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    And it isn't going to be on your "record" if you aren't a loon. you need to be worried about involuntary committals
     
  7. Murdoc

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    It was a suggestion after a session with my psychologist/psychirtrist, whatever. I believe I'd benefit from it. I just don't want it to make it harder to acquire more firearms in the future, but either way, I'm still getting the help. I could live with my current collection.

    Desert warrior: Xanax has been my mother and I's friend since the incident, but it doesn't stop the visuals.
     
  8. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Shit, sorry to hear about that. Look out for #1 first and worry about the guns later.
     
  9. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    I don't have any advice, but I wanted to stop by and offer my condolences anyway. :hug:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    My understanding of the requirement for owning a gun is that you have not be involuntarily committed, though 4473 12f only says committed. In your case I would seek true legal advise on the situation and the technical description of the the course of action you are taking, very well might not be considered commitment. I'm not a lawyer so I am not positive and things could fall into that legal area common men do not understand.

    Sorry for your loss. A for the firearm, I would think it could be claimed. It wouldn't hurt to call the department and check if they will release it. However it might be their policy only to release it to the closest living relative/next of kin, parents and/or wife.
     
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    usually when a suicide occurs, the firearm is taken for safekeeping. when the suicide is deemed a suicide and not a murder or other, the handgun is usually released to next of kin or parents. you should be able to get it, but if youre having mental health issues you probably shouldnt be around guns....
     
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  13. Murdoc

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    Thanks for all the info and help fellas. I'll talk to some folk and get it all worked out and whatnot.

    caucasion: I'm currently no where near my rifles, and won't be for a while, so that's not a problem. I'm just talkin' in the future when I get my life situated and even feel up to participating in my hobbies.
     
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    sounds good. :coolugh:
     

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