I’ve always struggled with depression/bipolar, and recently moved to a New Hampshire. New Hampshire I’ve discovered has loose gun laws. It’s my understanding that I can buy a long gun without much hassle(I think there’s a waiting period and federal criminal check). I’ve got no serious or felonious criminal history, so I think I’d pass all their checks.
What I want to do is prevent myself from buying a gun, before I get too depressed to rationally choose. There are a few points in my past where I surely would have committed suicide if I’d had easy access to a firearm. It looks like the brady bill excludes me from purchasing a weapon, but all the provisions that apply to me aren’t actually tracked.
Provisions 3&4 apply to me, but how do I get that information into the national database?
I don’t mean to be a bummer, and I don’t want anyone to think I’m in crisis. I also don’t need anyone to say, “If someone really wants to die, they’ll find a way”, because it’s bullshit. It is incredibly hard to overdose, hang yourself, or gas yourself. Human instinct to live is very powerful and most suicide methods leave many opportunities to stop. I know this isn’t a going to solve all my problems, but I want to do anything I can do to make it harder while I have the will.