Posted by LostBoyinNC45 on February 21, 2014, at 12:06:11
I thought some of you might be interested in this. Last year, with the big push from the anti-gunner politicians to pass a bunch of super strict, draconian gun control laws, it stressed me out bad. I am an NRA member and also a member of the even more pro-gun Gun Owners of America (GOA) and have been for decades. Basically, I was part of the gun culture before I even developed severe mental health problems. And stayed part of the gun culture even while severely depressed, although for about ten years I totally lost interest in guns but I attribute that to the severe level of depression I had. After I got on CPAP therapy, I began feeling a lot better overall and a lot of my old interests from pre-depression days came back strong.
I had access to guns the entire time Ive been seeing shrinks, but NEVER talked about it. They never asked and I never brought it up.
Anyway, after obama was elected in 2008, I speculated he might try to pull some stunt in his second term. And damned if I was not 100% dead on correct. So during obama's first term, I went out and bought even more guns, including a couple semi-automatic rifles that are look a like military clones (but not the real deal "assault" weapons the anti-gunners like to call them). I figured obama's first term might be my last chance to buy firearms legally, with a history of mental illness. So I CYA and spent beaucoup $$$$$ between late 2008 and 2010 on guns and ammo. Got into high power rifle shooting some, took a lot of gun classes, some taught by the military shooting teams.
Anyway, I never bothered to tell my shrink about it all. But last year, the stress of he anti-gun lobbying was stressing me...it was becoming a mild issue for me. So I just came out and told him I own guns. He already knew about my hunting guns before, he knew I hunt deer some already. Never acted like he cared at all, even thought it was kinda cool.
So now, he knows all about it and is cool with it. I can openly talk about guns and the Second Amendment with my psychiatrist!! LOL He does not care. So, Im crazy and depressed and take meds and all and own a bunch of guns and my shrink could care less. LMAO
Only in America...this really is a free country. I will defend the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights to the day I die.
Eric AKA "LostBoyinNC"