Friend of a friend knows someone who served two tours of combat, and is suffering serious PTSD problems. This veteran apparently drinks himself into the can't remember next morning what happened state, and becomes aggressive and scary. His roommates, when he starts to drink, sneak upstairs to his room, unload his guns, and hide the magazines. He has already had one serious DUI-induced traffic accident, but has not yet taken any action that would legally justify disarming him. In addition, he is not particularly rational about the subject of how drunk he gets, and how he behaves in this state.
The roommates are, understandably, concerned. My concern is both public safety, and that a young man who is suffering the consequences of serving our country may do something stupid to himself. I know that some of my readers are veterans, and some have probably struggled with PTSD. Any suggestions for a strategy for helping this young man realize that maybe he needs to have someone babysit his guns until he can work past this problem?