OK, I realize this is probably the stupidest post ever given her, but I ask that people try at least to give reasoned responses without unneccessary flaming. I am a gun owner and I also get suicidal thoughts. I beleive in having the right to bear arms (I respect those who disagree but please lets not turn this into a attack on gun owners.....I really don't feel like being shit on right now). I am being treated for depression, yet I can't tell my doctor that I have had suicidal urges since it will impact my chances of getting my liscence renewed (I live in Canada where the rules are insane). I would never harm another person under any circumstances since I don't beleive that anybody has the right to harm another person, so under no circumstances would I ever do the columbine thing. I hate violence and would never hurt somebody unless it was to protect myself or a loved one. Does it not seem that by having all these restrictions for people with suicidal thoughts we make it hard for them to open up? I once posted that people should be able to admit suicidal thoughts while having their privacy respected. If I tell my doctor that I have had such thoughts I will lose my guns. Furthermore, it will be harder to get life insurance. Also, many government jobs would be unavailable to me. If I wanted to die, I could do it anyway, even if they took my guns, so why does this have to happen. Why is it that admitting my problem seems to create more problems? Should people with depression not be given the benefit of the doubt unless there is reason that they may be a threat to others? Does it not seem that there are severe repurcussions to admitting you have such thoughts?