This is a discussion on CCW with medical condition Yes/No? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by FN1910 There was a show on TV a while back about a fellow that was driving his car for a school field ...
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It is not the condition but rather the mental state.
As I posted a page or two ago my wife has Epilepsy. She's pretty well regulated and has gone over a year without a Seizure. She's not lucky enough to have any warning before they come on. As such I drive her everywhere she goes.
*no longer directed at Jon*
Just because she's not allowed to drive does NOT mean she shouldn't be allowed to protect her own life while I'm not around. Is there some risk of her having a seizure while she has a firearm with her? Yes of course there's a risk. Is that risk greater, equal, or less than the risk of her being the victim of some form of violent crime in a major city? I'd suspect quite a bit less since she has less than one seizure a year, and has gone as long as 6 years without one.
Why would you disarm an intelligent young lady. On the 1:8760 (24 hours in a day times 365 days in a year) chance she might have a seizure? In reality every seizure she has had has been within the first hour of her being awake.
In her case as Jon pointed out, a single law aimed at people with a "condition" would be completely wrong in my opinion. Are there people who have one or more grandmal seizures a day? Yes, and those people likely have to evaluate for themselves what the risks of carrying a firearm are.
This whole thread is trying to use a One Size Fits All Brush to paint a finely detailed picture and in it's very core is based on what I consider to be flawed logic.