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edea1976
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12 Oct 2009, 1:01 pm

My son has been diagnosed with Asperger's at school (5 years ago), he does not have an "official" medical diagnosis. Would an "official" diagnosis exclude him from owning a firearm or participating in shooting sports at all? :?:



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12 Oct 2009, 1:39 pm

What country and state/province/area do you live? It might vary from country to country and area to area.



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12 Oct 2009, 2:54 pm

We live in Southern Illinois.



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12 Oct 2009, 4:04 pm

Aspergers does not prevent some one from owning a firearm in the US. In Illinois, the only way mental health issues prohibit someone from owning or using a firearm is if they have been in a psychiatric ward, then they are banned from posessing a firearm for 5 years after that. In Illinos, he will have to get a FOID card if he wants to own any guns or purchase ammo.


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13 Oct 2009, 9:20 pm

Thank you. He's not into sports or any other activities but he is interested in shooting sports.