Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
Number 1 is completely insane.
What exactly is "mental illness" or "mentally ill?"
My feelings is that we let the Doctors and the courts decide. Forbidding someone from owning a gun because of mental illness would take a court order or conviction in a court of law that the person is a threat to society if they owned a gun due to their mental illness.
It's the bar we set for many other things in our society. Seems reasonable to me.