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Old December 19, 2012, 06:11 PM   #122
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Join Date: December 19, 2012
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Lets take it further.

Lets say that you are a veteran returning from Afghanistan and you have PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You've served several tours of duty and you are now home and you want to buy a gun.

PTSD is a mental illness and many shooters in the past who have committed murder have had PTSD while 99% have not committed murder (yet).

So, now we have someone who served his country with emphasis on using a firearm and now that he's home, what should his psychiatrist say based on the vets PTSD alone?

Edit: Should a Veteran have to make the choice between getting help for his PTSD and his right to own a firearm?
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