No serious mental disease. Schizophrenia should be an absolute disqualification: it is dangerous, and incurable. Although it is treatable, patients frequently skip their medications......UMMMM... I disagree. Psychiatrists, psychologists, etc., etc. are WELL known to use their political leanings to erase anyone who disagrees with them. When I came back from VN, with eight other guys we were taken straight off the plane and put in Andrews AFB psyche unit. We had all put in three tours, so we must be nuts, Right? We talked to a Jewish Dr., sloppy, not military, proudly anti-war, and took our weapons (and any hope of ever going back or getting our weapons back) off us and said he didn’t care about our future in the service. I got out and the other guys were RIFD’ed because they were unstable. The psyche area is NOT scientific nor should it be considered reliable or specific.
Not the case with schizophrenia. It has definite symptoms, as well as chemical signatures (in acute phases).
Schizophrenics have high rates of alcoholism, nicotine addiction, illegal drug use, and homelessness. They are often withdrawn and anti-social, and seldom can hold a job. A very large proportion of homeless people are actually schizophrenic.
They are completely unsuitable to receive gun permits.
Were you under 25 years old when you came back? I was. "docbnj" rules would deny you the God given right to carry and defend yourself and family.
Go defend your country in some God forsaken jungle but not in your home country defending yourself.
I'm a 67 years old vet, maybe to old to carry according to liberal thinking?