This is not one of those questions where you are asking for a friend but you are really asking for yourself, I am really asking this for a friend. So my Friend wants to buy a hand gun for home defense but their is one problem. He voluntarily admitted himself to the State Hospital. This happened I would say well over 8 years ago or more. He got injured and was out of work, the injury was worse than he thought so he ended up not being able to go back to work and had to get on disability. He was a very active person, he loved to do yard work, work on his car, fishing, going out with friends ect and all this stopped with this injury. He got very depressed about not being able to work anymore and do the things he loved. He was trapped at home and not able to see his friends ect, I do not know the full story as he does not like to talk about but he either took a bunch of pills or was going to and ended up voluntarily putting himself in the Hospital. They held him for two or three days and evaluated him and I guess from seeing all the crazy people and stuff it snapped him out of the depression. They determined he was not a danger to himself or others and released him. He is perfectly fine know and has been since he got out of the hospital, he got back to being active going out with friends ect and has not had any problems what so ever. Would he be able to purchase a handgun since he voluntarily committed himself? I would trust him with my life and my families lives.