Applying for handgun license as disabled gun owner

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    Applying for handgun license as disabled gun owner

    I am applying for a handgun license in Indiana, but I'm not sure if I should fill in the Occupation section as "Disability - SSDI" and list the local Social Security office or just should I just list "SSDI" as thee Occupation and leave the rest of the info blank..

    I just tried to call the Gun Permits/Identification office in the City Hall and asked the same question, but they have better hours than a banker at 4:30 lol

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    What would be wrong with "None" or "None-disabled" (if they have to have a reason)?
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    Yea, but I'd rather have something filled in even if its only a N/A so they wouldn't have a reason to deny the application because of blank answered questions.
    I don't know, that's why I asked here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randallgr View Post
    Yea, but I'd rather have something filled in even if its only a N/A so they wouldn't have a reason to deny the application because of blank answered questions.
    I don't know, that's why I asked here
    Both my answers would be the filled-in responses.
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    Retired? If you are permanently disabled that would be retired IMO.
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    I'd answer it either None, or Retired. I don't consider Disabled as an occupation.
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    How about "Retired/Disabled"?
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    If your disabled and receiving SSDI or SSI you have a income. I'm prolly thinking into too much so I'm just going to put "none-disabled" and see how that going, I'm sure that will be fine

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    Receiving an income is not the issue. People who are retired and of a qualifying age can receive a pension or disbursements from an IRA or 401k. They are still retired. You are on permanent disability. You are still retired. However, in the end I doubt it matters much how you word the answer. Go with what makes you feel most comfortable.

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    If it were me I would put retired and send the completed application on in. I think you're reading too much into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GH View Post
    How about "Retired/Disabled"?
    Exactly what I used here in North Carolina, works on IRS 1040 also.
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    If the state requires a "good and sufficient" reason for application approval, you've got a point. In such states, people charged with deciding if you're worthy already deem themselves able to judge. Unlawful discrimination and unjustifiable bias exists over the concept of a disability's true debilitating nature, and many simply don't imagine a disabled person would be a target ... hence why the need for a firearm.

    Reality is, "for all lawful purposes" is as justifiable for one person as the next, including a person with a physical disability. And the simple fact is, a person physically disabled in some manner is less likely to be able to fend off a violent attack without effective means, because of it. Seems to me that the physically disabled would, on average, have much greater need for something like a defensive firearm carry ability.

    Your call, based on the factors.
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    I was told by my instructor NOT to fill in who my employer is on my application. He said it's not info they need to have. I didn't have any delays or problems.

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    IMHO your not disabled unless your receiving disability benefits. Even if your on SS disability it changes to regular retired SS benefits at 65 which would take you off of disability. Another point no matter what body parts you may not have or do not work only a doctor can make a legal determination of disabled. My draft card had (left hand missing at wrist) written right on it. Yet; I was called into be tested for the draft 3 times. I was of course always rejected but I could only could be declared 4F if I went to a doctor. I never did thank god. I was still 1A until the draft was cancelled in the late 70's.
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    Just a thought, "on social security". It's an honest answer, without any other implications.
    Questions asked after that, you can clarify honestly.
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