Bowling Green, KY asked in Constitutional Law for Kentucky

Q: Mental health and gun ownership.

I need to know if I can own a firearm. Ian pretty sure I can but I don't want to waste my money on a ccdw permit if I can't own a firearm.

When I was 17 I was referred to a "crisis" center by my psychiatrist for cutting and huffing gas. I was trying to make napalm like an idiot and they didn't believe me. I stayed for a week maybe.

Then a little later I got into a fight in school and was taken to river valley behavioral center for about 2 weeks for cutting and depression.

Both times were voluntarily. My parents made the decisions no court or lawful authority were ever involved. I was just angsty teen. I got over and became an adult. Is there anyway this could keep me from getting a gun? I wasn't adjudicated a mental defective or committed to a mental institution seeing how both are done through the court system and are involuntary. Any opinions?

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: You are not going to get a solid answer to your question online, in my opinion. This is quite complicated, and you will probably need to go speak with a local attorney about it.

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