Medication question with concealed carry

Medication question with concealed carry

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    Medication question with concealed carry

    First off let me say, Hello all! I'm a newbie and glad to be a part defensivecarry.com! I have a rather odd question. I've been told by a "know it all" friend that in the state of WV, part of the background check they check for medications. Reason I ask is this, my fiance is wanting to get her concealed, but she was told by this person that should would not past the background check because she takes Lexapro for anxiety. I told her it sounded like complete BS. Only a doctor would know that. She's never been arrested or anything what so ever, so how would a background check show that, and if it does show, would it prevent her? She's not been given the Lexapro for depression, but strictly for mild anxiety. She takes her test this Saturday and now she's contemplating not going because of all this talk. Can somebody help ease her mind?


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    AFAIK your friend is full of feces,I have to take several meds for pain from a spinal cord injury, it never came up,and I'm never medicated to where I'm under the influence
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    I doubt that it's true. Don't know your state. But, it wouldn't effect it here, nor should it.
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    I live in West Virginia. And from what I know of it, we're one of the most easy on the rules.

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    2. Are you addicted to alcohol, a controlled substance or a drug or are you an unlawful user thereof?

    On the WV Application they only ask the above.

    She is not an unlawful user.

    She is not addicted.

    She is not addicted to alcohol.

    She is not addicted to a controlled substance.

    And the Sheriff will only do a background check to make sure that she has answered her application questions truthfully.

    So...her truthful answer to that question would be "NO" and so she should not have any problem at all.

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    IANAL, but the answer is no, they do not check for medications as part of the background check, and in fact it would be illegal to do so.
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    I call BS. Your know-it-all friend doesnt know squat. If she is not a convicted felon or had past legal problems, she's probably fine.
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    I don't believe that for a second. Your 'friend' sounds like some of these U.S. Senators as of late. Just because he read it on the internet somewhere or because some ill-informed person told him, IT MUST BE TRUE. The answer is No. Your significant other shouldn't let this type of misinformation sway her. She has every legal right to carry. Her personal medical business in not of the governments concern. Take care and don't hesitate to re-educate your 'friend'.

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    Lexapro is a common drug for a common issue, no worries.
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    The question is "are you currently addicted to, or an illegal user of, any controlled substance"

    She will be fine, medical records are extremely private, unless she tells the sheriff himself there is no way to find out what she is using.
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    It would be a tough pill to swallow if you find out you were turned down because your addicted to Viagra
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    HIPAA laws deny that access at this point in time. It may change in the near future, but not yet. Tell her to go get it, ASAP.
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    The only other reply that I would add to this thread concerning medications of any kind is the realization that using a medication may not have any affect on any criminal responsibility, but it could have an affect on a civil responsibility, should there be a shooting. Anyone can sue for anything in this asylum, once known as the US, so know your medications and their side effects and if words like drowsy, and do not driveappear, be mindful of the civil consequences of medication and being CC.

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    Nothing on the application that I see asks about legally prescribed medications. As long as she is not addicted to them, she should be good to go.
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    She's good to go. Don't worry about it. The world is full of "know it alls".
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