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Well said, RICHGCOOP!
 

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RICHGCOOP said:
WHEN I'M LOOKING UP THRUE 6ft. OF DIRT !!!
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Looks are deceiving and unfortunately some dirt bags look at the elderly as an easy mark. He will be in for a big surprise if he every grabs me and get’s introduced to Miss Elsie. Not that I consider myself as elderly. Ha,Ha,Ha.

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Still not a 2A or state issue. It's an individual issue and they got no business bein there.

When the synapsies start to misfire in your brain and reality gets a little mixed with delusion and you pull on the stranger who is your wife, son, or nephew... Not an age issue. It is a competence, not a firearms issue.

If there is no competence issue, take it to the grave in good health.
 

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Still not a 2A or state issue. It's an individual issue and they got no business bein there.

When the synapsies start to misfire in your brain and reality gets a little mixed with delusion and you pull on the stranger who is your wife, son, or nephew... Not an age issue. It is a competence, not a firearms issue.

If there is no competence issue, take it to the grave in good health.
I agree.

My almost 100 year old father in law, gave his firearms to his grandkids about 10 years ago when he was still thinking straight. My Grandfather who farmed in MT, ended up in a nursing home after my uncle found him out in the windbreak trees at 2 AM one morning with a shotgun. It is a pretty dry cold climate in the winter and it is common to park farm equipment out there for storage. My Grandfather believed that the Sheriff was trying to take away the farm equipment for non payment of taxes. He was 89 at the time. Fortunately, he recognized my uncle.
 

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I'm 65 years old.

When Clint Eastwood gives up his guns I'll at least look at my situation.

Until then, "Get off my lawn!" :D
 
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How old is "too old" to conceal carry a pistol?

When you forget where you put it, or why you have it!!
 

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How old is "too old" to conceal carry a pistol?

When you forget where you put it, or why you have it!!
Good Answer. I once lost a 1911 pistol for 2 years. I figured it was around the house someplace, just did not know where. - My wife had decided to tidy up and organize my workshop for me and it took a while before I found it in a box. I got a safe to solve that problem. I will stop carrying when I forget the combination to the safe.
 

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jonjon said:
How old is "too old" to conceal carry a pistol?

When you forget where you put it, or why you have it!!
Good Answer. I once lost a 1911 pistol for 2 years. I figured it was around the house someplace, just did not know where. - My wife had decided to tidy up and organize my workshop for me and it took a while before I found it in a box. I got a safe to solve that problem. I will stop carrying when I forget the combination to the safe.
I like your solution!
 

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It's a sensitive issue. In my state, the only person consulted as a reference for one's CCW permit is the person's MD... family doctor. That's not a bad idea... a trained professional who can objectively determine if a person is reasonably sound in mind and body. Maybe after a certain age... say... 70 maybe... A deteriorating person's family MD could have the ability to withdraw the CCW approval in the interests of safety. If the person or a close family-member objected, maybe that would initiate a protest mandating a second evaluation by a highly-qualified geriatric-specialist MD for a final ruling. But, really, competency should ALWAYS be the determining factor anyhow, not age. Maybe a family-doctor should be able to recommend withdrawing a CCW permit due to mental incompetancy at ANY age, initiating a review process (as described above). It's a sticky issue, kind of underlined by the fact that Charlton Heston, a hero of the gun-rights movement, suffered from Alzheimer's in his last years. I can't help wondering how his access to guns was handled then.
 

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It's a sensitive issue. In my state, the only person consulted as a reference for one's CCW permit is the person's MD... family doctor. That's not a bad idea... a trained professional who can objectively determine if a person is reasonably sound in mind and body. Maybe after a certain age... say... 70 maybe... A deteriorating person's family MD could have the ability to withdraw the CCW approval in the interests of safety. If the person or a close family-member objected, maybe that would initiate a protest mandating a second evaluation by a highly-qualified geriatric-specialist MD for a final ruling. But, really, competency should ALWAYS be the determining factor anyhow, not age. Maybe a family-doctor should be able to recommend withdrawing a CCW permit due to mental incompetancy at ANY age, initiating a review process (as described above). It's a sticky issue, kind of underlined by the fact that Charlton Heston, a hero of the gun-rights movement, suffered from alzheimer's in his last years. I can't help wondering how his access to guns was handled then.
70?!!? :eek:

I better shoot more.I only have 10 more good years.:'( I'd say more like 80 (baby boomers are very sensitive about getting old. Right on!)
 

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Rich, you better send me all your guns immediately. ;D
 

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I just got my CCL last year at 68 years old. I plan on carrying for many more years.
 

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My almost 100 year old father-in-law was still shooting varmits on the farm at 90 and he was perfectly in his rught mind at that time. Things went down hill after about 95. He gave the guns to the grandkids when he was about 91-92.

With many MD's not being very thrilled about guns, I wouldn't want them to be the sole descision maker.
 

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Excellent thread gentlemen. Definitely quality, well-thought-out discussion. This is what separates Elsiepeaforum.com from the rest of the gun dot coms. Great job. :)
 

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LCProtected said:
It's a sensitive issue. In my state, the only person consulted as a reference for one's CCW permit is the person's MD... family doctor. That's not a bad idea... a trained professional who can objectively determine if a person is reasonably sound in mind and body. Maybe after a certain age... say... 70 maybe... A deteriorating person's family MD could have the ability to withdraw the CCW approval in the interests of safety. If the person or a close family-member objected, maybe that would initiate a protest mandating a second evaluation by a highly-qualified geriatric-specialist MD for a final ruling. But, really, competency should ALWAYS be the determining factor anyhow, not age. Maybe a family-doctor should be able to recommend withdrawing a CCW permit due to mental incompetancy at ANY age, initiating a review process (as described above). It's a sticky issue, kind of underlined by the fact that Charlton Heston, a hero of the gun-rights movement, suffered from Alzheimer's in his last years. I can't help wondering how his access to guns was handled then.
Can't say how it is elsewhere, but in Ohio, competency is extremely sensitive and a Probate Court legal designation.

A thorough evaluation is required in a psychiatric facilty. Competency at this level isn't broken down to "a person having hands too shaky to properly aim, but reads the newspapers daily." It is more about being able to physically maintain themselves and the abilty to readily recognise reality. If found incompetent, the person becomes a ward of the courts and a guardian is assigned to handle all affairs. Those requirements are not for the weak of heart, if the appointed guardian is related or knows the person at all well.
At that point... yeah, it's time to inventory/hide and remove the guns and ammunition. Charleton Heston's money almost surely got him the care he needed and kept him from the indignity described above.
 

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Hey there mn-doggie! Lots of my fellow physicians carry sidearms--don't make a blanket statement that MDs are not too "gun friendly". 'Taint necessarily so!
 
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