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Hello all, i recently submitted my application, had my interview, and mailed my character refrences. I took and Anti-Depressant for about 2 weeks, for "anxiety in the beginning of 2011. MY PO informed me that they were going to send my docor's office a packet with a "competency form" that the doctor needed to sign and notarize. I got a phone call today from the doctors office saying they got the packet and it is there policy not to sign any competency form whether it be for pistol permits, dept. of transportation, or anything for that matter. (Im assuming this is because they dont want to be held liable if someone goes crazy) Is this going to cause an issue with getting my license? Am i going to be required to see a specialist or something?
 

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Hello all, i recently submitted my application, had my interview, and mailed my character refrences. I took and Anti-Depressant for about 2 weeks, for "anxiety in the beginning of 2011. MY PO informed me that they were going to send my docor's office a packet with a "competency form" that the doctor needed to sign and notarize. I got a phone call today from the doctors office saying they got the packet and it is there policy not to sign any competency form whether it be for pistol permits, dept. of transportation, or anything for that matter. (Im assuming this is because they dont want to be held liable if someone goes crazy) Is this going to cause an issue with getting my license? Am i going to be required to see a specialist or something?
It takes about a month or so for antidepressants to work so even bother mentioning that you even took it.It probably had no effect on you anyway.
 

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i allready put that on the application because i wanted be be 100% truthful.
 

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thank you, im going to call my PO tomorrow and let her know about the doctor's office. The ball is rolling with the application...now its just the long long long wait
 

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They can only deny you for "good cause" (whatever TF that is). I suppose, if you admitted to taking heroine, that would be good cause. Having taken a prescrption antidepressant under the care and supervision of a physician at some time in your past, but no longer, is not good cause.

If that ends up being the case, they are eliminating the gun owning population, one by one. I hardly know a kid under the age of 20 who hasn't been put on drugs for behavior modification. Just about everybody I've known with kids for the past 20 years has put them on something. How can the majority of the population suffer from an emotional malady? If that were true, they would be the normal ones.
 

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sounds good thanks for the advice, im going to call tomorrow morning, ill update with what my IO says. Also, im brand new here and im suprised with all the activity ive gotten in the few minutes ive been a member. Nice to see a community like this!
 

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sounds good thanks for the advice, im going to call tomorrow morning, ill update with what my IO says. Also, im brand new here and im suprised with all the activity ive gotten in the few minutes ive been a member. Nice to see a community like this!
Stick around, make yourself at home.
 

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Just tell em the current guy with his finger on the nuclear trigger was a coke user.
 
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A slipery sloop... I'd call your IO ASAP
Definitely a slippery slope. There is what's known as doctor patient privilege and No one has the right to my medical records unless I state otherwise.
 

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It takes about a month or so for antidepressants to work so even bother mentioning that you even took it.It probably had no effect on you anyway.
The fact that the med's onset of theraputic effect is somewhat delayed has nothing to do with it. They pick the questions they get to ask. You answer honestly, according to their rules, and jump through their hoops if you want the permit. An IO who becomes aware of omissions will probably happily sink an application if you're less than honest. WHy risk it?
 

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I spoke with my IO about an hour ago. When I submitted my 2 character reference forms, i also inclosed the doctor's notes on that doctors visit which had the Who, What, When Why on it. So I told her the doctor's office policies are not to sign this form, my IO said I understand, and that the doctor's note regarding the perscription would be just fine. My officer has been very nice throughout the process so far, so i dont think she was blowing smoke.
 

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I spoke with my IO about an hour ago. When I submitted my 2 character reference forms, i also inclosed the doctor's notes on that doctors visit which had the Who, What, When Why on it. So I told her the doctor's office policies are not to sign this form, my IO said I understand, and that the doctor's note regarding the perscription would be just fine. My officer has been very nice throughout the process so far, so i dont think she was blowing smoke.
Great news... Hopefully you don't experience any other problems.
 

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I sure hope not
 
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