Should there be a mental health review required of pistol permit applicants who have been confined to a psychiatric hospital within the last year?
This was a question on a survey being passed around by a legislator in CT. Any thoughts on this? The question seemed so vague so I anwered "not sure".
Getting back to the OP, I think it depends on what you mean by "confine."
A person who has been involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric institution, IMHO, should provide some documentation from a mental health professional stating that the person is continuing to recieve treatment or was discharged after completing treatment goals for incidents that occured after a sufficient passing of time.
A person who checked themselves into a psychiatric facility voluntarily should have no such restriction.
IMHO, my $.02, IANAL, IDNSIAHIELN, YMMV, IHATA