Las Vegas NV Getting CCW Physically Disabled Need to see Psychiatrist for Medical

Las Vegas NV Getting CCW Physically Disabled Need to see Psychiatrist for Medical

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    Las Vegas NV Getting CCW Physically Disabled Need to see Psychiatrist for Medical

    I am 21 Years Old. I am physically disabled. I have 4 herniated discs in my lower back, 3 in my neck DDD, Narrowing of the spinal cannal, in all of the discs, arthritis in my neck, and that's only what I can think of right this second. I can not fight, I can not run.

    I see a pain management Doctor, I have gone for shots / injections and they do not help. The next step is a Spinal Cord Stimulator. My doctor said that I will have too see a Psychiatrist and be declared Sane in order to get it.

    Will this affect my chances of getting my CCW?

    I take pain medication, but it does not get me high or impair my ability in any way shape or form. Would medications be a reason why they would deny me?
    Do they even look into your file to see if your taking any medication, Psychiatrists, etc?

    I am in Las Vegas, Nevada, I have no Criminal History at all.

    Thanks for all of your help.


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    Let me start by saying I am sorry you are having a rough time. Constant pain must be a terrible thing to endure. I cannot answer your question on CCW, but I would suggest talking to an attorney licensed in your state, possibly consult the NRA for help finding one who will champion your cause. The Dr. May or may not know what he/she is talking about.
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    Depends on the state in question and its statutes related to the strength of its constitutional protections and qualification standards for carry.

    BTDT, related to this sort of thing, myself, but in a state where only the unlawful use and intoxication standards came into play. Have had CHL for years, despite that.
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    A good start for CCW qualifications and regulations would be your sherrifs office. Explain your situation and ask for a copy of regulations. In CA it is illegal to carry if under the influence of any medication with a warning label of mental/reflexive impairment. You can't take cough medicine and carry legally.

    I too feel for your situation. I work in medical imaging and see many people like you although not as young as you. I would very carefull with your words if you HAVE to have a mental evaluation. With the new "improved" system the government is laying out there is no privacy with your health records. They controll your health care and you. Don't go into any mental evaluation blind. I would get legal coaching and counsel BEFORE you go. Anything you say now can be used against you in ways unimaginable now.
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    Agree with the above posts. Spend a couple buck on a good local (Clark County) attorney who knows 2A. Write the NRA and other NV State 2A organizations for advice. You might just get lucky and get pro bono assistance if you 'ping' the right people.

    As for Clark County.............. (spit), you can have those politicians and ........... well (nuff said).

    Don't expect the LVPD or the local Sheriff to be overly sympathetic to your cause, just sayin........ Though the Sheriff's department there is much better than the LVPD.
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    There is no difference between lvmpd and the sheriffs office here in Vegas, it's all one organization. As to you using medication under the direction of a physician I do not believe there will be any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    Let me start by saying I am sorry you are having a rough time. Constant pain must be a terrible thing to endure. I cannot answer your question on CCW, but I would suggest talking to an attorney licensed in your state, possibly consult the NRA for help finding one who will champion your cause. The Dr. May or may not know what he/she is talking about.
    I would agree with this ... 1000 fold..... I'ld be talking to an attorney knowledgeable in the laws on conceal carry and the laws, before I did anything more.... and I wouldn't consult a Doctor on legal advice.

    I had one Doctor.. who when I was asking questions one day, told me I have this education ... blah blah blah .... well, whooopie... is what I told him... so do I , and being an MD does NOT make you an expert in everything. Then I started asking questions in my field, and when he couldn't answer them, I told him " then you must not have learned much in school". He got a bit more "humble". Ask the right expert, to get the right advice.
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    ^^^

    To expand on Eagleks continued good advice; for whatever reason some in the medical fields, in my experience are more anti-gun than those from other walks of life. I would not want a doctor making notes about comments I made about seeking a CCW or gun ownership in my charts that may be shared somewhere else at a future time. I am very suspicious about medical professionals/insurance/records and their knowledge of what I do in my personal life.

    In fact the last time I visited my Dr. who is also a friend, his nurse asked me to fill out several forms, one of which went into great detail about my personal life, not limited to sexual experiences, alcohol/drug use, risky behavior, thrill seeking activities and firearm ownership. I gave the document back blank. When I saw the Dr. I informed him we would only discuss what I was there for and I would not be providing any information on my life except for that which was relevant for my treatment. He understood.

    Be guarded when dealing with these people and what info you provide them.
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    I'm terribly sorry that you have the disabilities you have at your age. Just hang in there. Medicine improves all the time at a fast rate. I expect that to slow down with Obama Care, though. As already suggested contact a gun-friendly lawyer referred by a local gun club or the NRA.

    So far I haven't had to fill out THE QUESTIONNAIRE at my Doc's. They have me by the short hairs because I collect Social Security, an Army retirement check, use Medicare & Tricare for my supplement - all controlled by the Feds. I imagine when Obama Care goes into full effect I'm cooked.
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    My advise to you (Non Medical, and I am sorry for your pain) I believe it is time to rid your state of the Liberal Agenda, that holds you back. You need to start with that SLUG Harry Reid. Then work through your state reps then local reps. To many people, who might have experienced anxiety (Some may be caused by death of close relation, Illness Divorce, some might even have been deployed military who suffer from PTSD, and some might have a re occurring migraines) The RX that doctors might use to ease or cure now become the AMMO that the Liberals need to take your right to protect you and your family. I am all in favor of not letting CRAZY people have guns. it's all n the LIBS definition of what CRAZY IS !

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    I'm not sure with yours. When I was going on an organ transplant list, I had to have a psych eval to guarantee I was of the right mentality to take the meds regularly, so they don't spend $50K on a transplant and I just let it fair by being undependable. That said, it never had any effect on my CWP, nor did having scripts for narcotic pain killers.
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    I'm not sure how LV permits work? Do they specifically ask about prescription pain meds? Why is this even an issue?
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    Here is the link to Metro's web page on the subject: LVMPD > Permits > Concealed Firearms

    You can download and review the application form.

    Here is the link to the NRS which covers this: NAC: CHAPTER 202 - CONCEALED FIREARMS, and includes the requirements and disqualifiers.

    I would suggest that you get in touch with Kurt L. Gepke at his WebSite: Home Page or call him at (702) 580-2781.

    Kurt is well respected and has been known to customize the required training to fit circumstances (while rigorously conforming to the legal requirements).

    If you need more help/info regarding this feel free to let me know.

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    not much I can add to the legal advice here, but I will tell you that my wife, who is wholly disabled and on pain meds qualified for CCDW in Ky. It can be done.

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