Re: Gun control discussions in the wake of the Newtown, CT deaths
Originally Posted by Moderator
My guess is that it would be health professionals who would be doing the diagnosing/labeling regarding a person's mental health, not the federal government. I don't know how it works in other states but currently in order to apply for a concealed weapons permit in Maine, the applicant has to sign to a release to allow the State Police Weapons Division to request records for in-patient mental health stays. They do not have the authority to dig deeper but I suppose that could change even at the state level.
Yes, but how does one get the mentally unstable person into a mental health professional's office so that said professional can diagnose the mentally unstable person? There are alot of unstable folks out there who think that they are perfectly normal and don't need to see a professional for help. Those are the folks that scare me.........just saying.