What mental illness ??
If I've taken an anti depressent for anxiety, is that necessarily a "mental Illness?"
Point being, it's very subjective in my opinion. If I've been committed to a psych ward under unvoluntary conditions and diagnosed with Schizophrenia then I can see the point, but as mentioned, just taking an anti depressent for something like anxiety or enduring the loss of a loved one is not a "mental Illness" in my opinion.
It's very subjective and yet the queston that is asked on the application leaves much to be open to discussion.
Nope, NOTHING is open to discussion as far as your getting the CCW or not is concerned.
The form asks if you've "EVER been diagnosed with a mental illness" (emphasis in original)-- which they define as "any mental condition which prevents dealing with the matters of everyday life."
And if you answer "yes," then you don't get the CCW-- and if you answer "no" then they can search your private records and jail you for perjury.
It's just a sign of the empire we live in-- and how people are only as "free" as they leash they're on; and if they see that leash is longer for themselves than others, it makes them feel superior, like a slave who gets "special privileges."