Here is a good video by Patriot Nurse. It's rather lengthy. However, there are a lot of talking points to be gleaned from her discourse on the subject of prohibiting the mentally ill from owning firearms. I will say it again; be careful of what you wish for. Please take the time to listen to what she has to say:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFBpW1nPRIM
One of the problems with preventing people with mental health problems is the wide net that is ready to be cast over many members of society. Just about anyone could be "diagnosed" with some sort of mental illness. Take PTSD for example. I'm not trying to mitigate the problems those folks have as a result of trauma or tragedy. Those problems are very real.
In addition, is there anyone who has NEVER had an incident of trauma or tragedy that didn't affect them in some way. The degree of the trauma as well as the type of individual that was subjected are significant factors on the person's well being afterward.
Take a look at this article from the VA. Read it carefully. As you read it, you will probably realize; "OMG, they are saying that I could have PTSD!"
That's correct, by their definition, EVERYONE has some sort of PTSD.
Do you flinch when the Dentist probes inside your mouth? If so, you have PTSD. Do needles bother you when you go to the hospital? If so, you must have PTSD. Do you have nightmares after watching horror movies? If so, you have PTSD.
Hopefully, you get what I'm saying. If you have normal reactions to an extraordinary event then the mental health "experts" are ready to stamp PTSD on your forehead. Then in the gun-banning-utopia, you would never get a firearm.
Even if you did have some form of real PTSD that doesn't mean that you should not be denied the right to protect yourself and loved ones. As Patriot nurse pointed out, a rape victim should not ever be denied the right to protect herself just because she may seek counseling to help her get over the event.
A combat veteran should not ever be denied the right to own a gun, simply because he wants to talk about his experiences to get it off his chest.
The "keep the guns out of the hands of the mentally ill"
chant is just a smoke screen. Be careful what you wish for.
Here's the article on PTSD: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/what-is-ptsd.asp