So all depressed people should never be allowed to hunt or have a gun for self-defense? But everyone else, okay? It's a slippery slope because not all depressed people use guns for nefarious reasons, or to hurt themselves and by limiting it with a zero tolerance policy is assuming that will inevitably happen. It's not right to limit the rights of some, just because they suffer from depression, especially given a large proportion of the world suffers from depression. This nation does a fantastic job of stigmatizing mental illness and this is just another shitty example of that, imo.
Statistically speaking, depressed people with firearms are more likely to commit suicide using the firearm than using other methods.
Owning a firearm does not increase the likelihood that someone will commit suicide BUT it will result in a higher success rate than someone not using a firearm.
Gun-related suicide accounts for 1.3% of non-lethal suicide attempts. On the other hand, 13.3% of successful suicide attempts were gun related.
If using these statistics means I'm stigmatizing mental health, so be it.
Once again, people diagnosed with depression should NOT be allowed to own a firearm.
I would like to hear any counter argument you have however.