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Old June 28th, 2007, 04:16 PM #11
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MDALert has a copy of the form uploaded. Here is the salient portion:

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I (name, address, etc.) authorize the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, or any other similar agency or
department of another state, to disclose to the Department of State Police information limited to
whether I suffer from a mental disorder as defined in 10-101(f)(2) of the Health--General
Article and have a history of violent behavior against anyone; or whether I have been confined
for more than 30 consecutive days to a mental health facility as defined in 10-101 of the
Health--General Article.

I acknowledge that this information will be used, solely as part of the investigation required by
Title 5, Subtitle 1 of the Public Safety Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, to determine my
eligibility to possess a regulated firearm. In the event that my application to purchase a regulated
firearm is disapproved, I acknowledge that this authorization and any information obtained via
this authorization may be used in any proceeding relating to such disapproval.
I further acknowledge that I may at any time, except to the extent that the Department of State
Police has already taken action in reliance on it, revoke this authorization by submitting a request
for revocation in writing. If not previously revoked, this authorization will terminate one year
after the date I sign this application or upon notification to me of the denial of this application,
whichever occurs first.
The relevant definition from the Health-general statute is:
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Title 10. Mental Hygiene Law

Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions
>> 10-101. Definitions

. . .
(f)(1) "Mental disorder" means a behavioral or emotional illness that results from a psychiatric or neurological disorder.

(2) "Mental disorder" includes a mental illness that so substantially impairs the mental or emotional functioning of an individual as to make care or treatment necessary or advisable for the welfare of the individual or for the safety of the person or property of another.
I believe they will claim that the form is to enforce the following part of the "regulated firearm law":

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Title 5. Firearms

Subtitle 1. Regulated Firearms (Refs & Annos)

>> 5-133. Restrictions on possession of regulated firearms

. . .
Possession of regulated firearm prohibited


(b) A person may not possess a regulated firearm if the person:
. ..
(6) suffers from a mental disorder as defined in 10-101(f)(2) of the Health--General Article and has a history of violent behavior against the person or another, unless the person has a physician's certificate that the person is capable of possessing a regulated firearm without undue danger to the person or to another;

(7) has been confined for more than 30 consecutive days to a facility as defined in 10-101 of the Health--General Article, unless the person has a physician's certificate that the person is capable of possessing a regulated firearm without undue danger to the person or to another . . .
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Old June 28th, 2007, 06:19 PM #13
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I noticed the big line for a social security number. Will that be required, or optional as it is on the 4473's?
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Anyone want to bet on whats considered a "mental disorder"?
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"Mental Disorder" means absolutely anything defined in the DSM-IV that psychologists use, which means just about anything. Even Attention Deficit Disorder fits. I don't think "history of violent behavior" is so easily defined. But we all know how strictly this administration will interpret it. I'm sure an obscene gesture in traffic is enough to tip the scales in their eyes.

Isn't it funny this comes out just two weeks after O'Sleezy fired a good man who was running the state police and replaced him with his puppet Sheridan?
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http://www.mdsp.org/downloads/77R-3.pdf

http://mlis.state.md.us/2007RS/subjects/guns.htm

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VT fallout New Maryland Mental Health Release Form

"On June 21, 2007 the Maryland State Police Licensing Division mailed a letter to licensed firearms dealers informing them that in addition to Form 77R Part 1 and Part 2, persons wishing to purchase a regulated firearm must now complete a new form, designated Form 77R-3.

By signing this form, the purchaser authorizes the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, or any similar agency or department in another state, to disclose to the Department of State Police any and all mental health information regarding the applicant. The authorization remains in force for 1 year unless the applicant submits a written request to revoke the authorization. There is nothing in the form to indicate that the Maryland State Police is required to comply with the request to revoke the authorization."


To my knowledge this law was not passed by the house, senate or signed by the Governor, so on who's authority was it enacted?
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So, if i was diagnosed with depression and ADHD when I was a kid, but no longer take meds or see a therapist or anything, I can't get registered weapons?

Ok, time to stock up on C&R I guess...
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So if this does not go into effect until aug 1st then gun dealers should not be telling people that this form need to be filled out in order to buy right?
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So if this does not go into effect until aug 1st then gun dealers should not be telling people that this form need to be filled out in order to buy right?
No, they should be shouting it from the rooftops to incite people to buy now.

Although with MD's one gun a month law, it really won't produce a huge boost in sales.......


   
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