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I Have Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia
Concealed Handgun permit & firearms
A spouse on our boards has posted about a long experience with the legal system because her husband shot at a group of people from his property because they were making noise. There is also the consideration that if you’re carrying and an officer tells you to disarm but you take too much time processing that instruction, you without a doubt will be shot.
Time to give up the firearms.
I had carried for over 25 years. I read one article and I totally
gave it up many years ago. I know to many folks with dementia that go blank for
a few moments and that is all it takes to have confusion and shoot a love one.
I could not risk that so I sold them and gave my best one to my friend to carry
on for me. I would also tell your doctor were to go unless you are really bad
As others have said you simply don't / won't have the reaction time. Plus you might not be able to follow instruction from police, etc. I know its a bitter pill to swallow, this is something you used to be able to do. For your sake and safety please "retire" your weapons to others.
The real fear your wife should have is that she gets shoot by you
or hurting the kids. I have spoken to many to know guns and dementia do not
mix. I carried for over 25 years everyday and it was hard to let go but I did
it for there safety. It was part of me.
I don't think you should have to give it up if you are still lucid...but rules are rules I guess? What is it as soon as your diagnosed you lose those rights?