MikeB: “…are you OK with folks who have been involuntarily committed to mental hospitals being disarmed?”Because it's existing law that makes it ok for you? That doesn't sound right.
Yes, but that’s existing law, and not what we’re talking about here.
You're concerned that too many people suffer from depression and so few of them end up committing suicide, well so what. I say the first thing we do is change the way we look at the 2nd Amendment - either that or repeal it. Then we institute proper gun control which includes licensing for gun ownership. People who suffer from depression don't qualify. Simple.
The determination can be made by a physical and psychological examination prior to granting the gun owner's license. It wouldn't be 100% perfect but urinalysis and blood tests, part of any good physical, would reveal those on medication and the psyche exam would pick up some of the others.
No need to violate anyone's private relationship with their health care providers.