My father has threatened suicide twice now, so we took all of the guns out of our house. Well now it’s hunting season and he has himself a new gun, however I think once you put a gun to your head those rights should be eliminated.

Your Dad trumps my Mom in the manipulation game. He can kill himself without a gun easily enough. Unless you think he’ll turn the gun on you, I’d ignore him. If he’s indicated that he’ll wait to kill himself after hunting season because he want to see what he can bag this year, he’s just an as***le. Take his gun anyway. 2 can play this game.

 

9 Responses to “Is there any way that a person who has attempted suicide with a gun can have their gun rights eliminated?”

  1. bookish says:

    I thought you can’t get a gun permit if there’s any evidence of mental illness–threatening suicide would definitely qualify.
    But, hey, we sure wouldn’t want to infringe on his 2nd Amendment right to arm himself to the teeth.
    Edit: Yeah, yeah, Barry–blah blah blah. He could jump off a bridge, or off a building but that’s not the main reason we have bridges and tall buildings. The fact is that this unstable guy can purchase all the guns he wants–and there’s only one thing a gun was created for.
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  2. barry c says:

    He needs appropriate counseling, sooner rather than later. Guns are not the problem. He could just as easily jump off a bridge etc.
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  3. Thela Hun Ginjeet says:

    He shouldn’t be out hunting, he should be in the psych ward.
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  4. driverkitty says:

    Owning a gun can be prevented if a person has a history of mental illness. And, technically, threatening or attempting unsuccessful suicide is looked at by the law as a threat or attempt of murder, and that can be a felony charge. It’s hardly ever pressed, though.
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  5. Troy B says:

    I would imagine if the episodes were reported and what came of it legally? If he was put on informal probation, formal probation felony or misdemeanor. However I believe if you had him committed then that would take away his ability to own a gun legally.
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  6. Louisa says:

    Your Dad trumps my Mom in the manipulation game. He can kill himself without a gun easily enough. Unless you think he’ll turn the gun on you, I’d ignore him. If he’s indicated that he’ll wait to kill himself after hunting season because he want to see what he can bag this year, he’s just an as***le. Take his gun anyway. 2 can play this game.
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  7. Kush Slayer says:

    he could just take a kitchen knife and kill himself with that or some niquil and sudafed, wait i dont think i should have said that
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  8. mitch63123 says:

    i think he needs to seek consoling
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    personal opion

  9. gomanyes says:

    In theory, federal law says that anyone who is adjudicated to be mentally ill cannot purchase or own a gun. However, most states (except California, New York and New Jersey), do a horrible job at enforcing this. So your best bet may be to simply take the gun away from him and take him to a counselor rather than going through legal channels.
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