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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (& Depression) and Possessing a Firearm: The Basics

A number of citizens who have been subject to violent crime, observed or were in a tragedy and members of our military pose frequent questions about how does treatment for PTSD impact their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Does it preclude possession of a firearm? Could it? The answer is complex, but “it depends.” This blog post will outline the basic answers to these rhetorical questions1. These same sets of questions are posed by individuals who suffer from depression and the analysis is generally the same as set forth in this blog post. A good place to understand this topic is with epidemiology. This branch of medicine is… Read More

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More