Originally Posted by bogey
Or, it could come back that this person is an idiot (unstable, whatever) and should not be able to purchase a gun.
Unstable means that they have been involved in an incident of some kind. The generic idiot that has had no interface with any law enforcement agency would most likely be given a permit.
I think your use of the word Idiot, is not what you wanted to portray in your comments. I'd find a word that might be better. An idiot, although not smart enough to have a high paying job, just might be a normal enough person to know right from wrong and live in a manner suited to someone that believes that way.