Mental Health History regarding obtaining a Wear and Cary Permit and a Firearm:

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  • Tony126

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    Sep 2, 2023
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    Frederick
    For Question 7 of the Wear and Cary Permit application it states, "Have you ever been confined or committed, including voluntarily commitment, to a mental institution or hospital for treatment of a mental disorder or disorders?" I was voluntarily admitted to a private psych hospital for a week to depression and overdose of "magnesium vitamins" would this hospitalization impact me getting a wear and carry due to the reason of instability. Also one of the disqualifications for firearms is "suffering from a mental disorder and having a violent history against oneself and others", how do they report this disqualification to NICS or Department of Health. I read my hospitalization report and it said nothing about violence and it just said I purposefully attempted to kill my self by taking 40 magnesium capsules since I had insomnia. Would this get flagged by the physician and get sent to NICS. I have never been arrested nor involuntarily admitted and my voluntarily stay was a little less then a week.
     

    teratos

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    Patriot Picket
    Jan 22, 2009
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    You are fine. You have to be adjudicated to be mentally ill, or a “mental defective” as they put it in lingo more appropriate for the era when they put people in insulin comas.

    Voluntary admission of < 30 days is not a disqualifier.

    This was almost certainly not reported to NICS.
     

    Boats

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    Mar 13, 2012
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    You are fine. You have to be adjudicated to be mentally ill, or a “mental defective” as they put it in lingo more appropriate for the era when they put people in insulin comas.

    Voluntary admission of < 30 days is not a disqualifier.

    This was almost certainly not reported to NICS.
    This.

    BTW, the above forum member is a physician. So his opinion on this matter carries weight.
     

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