I remember that I bought a gun just to see if I could. This was after being hospitalized. It is nothing that serious just a bolt action .22 caliber rifle. So technically I own a gun. My dad owns way more though.
I don’t think you can own a gun very easily in Australia. There’s not a big gun culture here.
I grew up in a family with rural backgrounds so those in my family who owned property in the country owned rifles for shooting lame animals in pain.
There’s a black market for guns, and there is gun violence here but it’s restricted to bikie gangs and bad guys. Everyday people don’t carry guns with them for protection or anything like that.
I own 2. A rifle and a shotgun. I use them for hunting. HOWEVER due to my illness I don’t keep them where I can get them. I give them to my stepdad for safe keeping in his safe, and he has the only key. That way I can only get my guns if I’m going hunting and I never go hunting alone.
it’s illegal in my state to be mentally ill and carry a firearm. I just wish I could have a gun “just in case” someone tries to hurt us. but I doubt it so I will be fine. we have our dogs to protect us.
im making a nuclear bomb
I’d like a gun that shoots puffs of ecstasy and xanax.
That is correct I have two pistols and a rifle and my girlfriend has three shotguns, a mosin nagant and a walther pistol. We have a pistol we have never even fired so eventually maybe we’ll get out shooting but it’s not the first thing on our minds right now. Pretty much alot of gun owners aren’t shooting because they don’t know when they’ll get ammo next because there’s a war being waged on gun owners right now.
I don’t think anyone on the site should be playing with guns though, it’s just not the thing to be doing with this diagnosis.
I have a catapult that I use to launch myself over the border to Mexico and pick up generic latuda.
How do they know that you’re mentally ill? If you don’t tell them they should have no way of knowing. I thought that hospital records and such were completely confidential.
What about ammos? Have you heard about RIP (Radically Invasive Projectile)?
In the US if you’ve been committed that will show up in your background check because it’s a legal proceeding. I was committed, but when I was released I got a letter from the court saying that I was “no longer mentally ill”. lol
Damn! No longer mentally ill? I wish I would get a letter like that.
Yeah but they were obviously full of ■■■■
They wouldn’t give me disability at first because they said they couldn’t find anything wrong with me. I had to reapply and only then did they give it to me saying I suffered from "depression"
Meanwhile I’ve had 8 psychotic breaks and haven’t been able to work in years. They only tell you you’re mentally ill when it’s convenient for them.
when you fill out the application to own a gun it asks you if you were ever in a mental institution.