Mental-health care won't nix gun-license eligibility
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
4/10/12 at 5:36 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahomans who voluntarily seek mental counseling or treatment still would not forfeit their right to a concealed-carry handgun license under a bill approved Monday by a House committee.
Rep. John Enns, the House author of Senate Bill 1055, said people who are found to be mentally unstable or who are being treated for mental disorders would be unable to buy a gun or get a concealed-carry license.
The intent of the measure is to allow people to seek mental-health treatment without the fear of giving up their right to a concealed-carry license for a handgun, said Enns, R-Enid.
"If they voluntarily go and seek treatment, that cannot be used to keep them from obtaining a carry-concealed license," he said. "If you're diagnosed by a physician or a psychologist as having a mental disorder, then that does not apply."
Click here to read the complete article at NewsOK.com.