Posted January 7, 2018 8:40 pm by Comments

By G. Halek

READER: “Recently, I went through a really bad divorce and I’ve been struggling with deep depression. I’m worried that if I see a psychiatrist, the state can use that as grounds to take my guns. Is there a way to get help without risking my right to own guns?”

DISCLAIMER: I’m not an attorney. My advice is not to be construed as legal advice.

GH: The U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania ruled that the state does not have the right to take away a person’s right to legally possess and acquire firearms just because that person sought mental health treatment.

In a recent case, a Pennsylvania man sought mental health treatment that resulted in him staying in a hospital for 24 hours for mental evaluation. This stay, he claims, resulted in Pennsylvania unfairly restricting his right to purchase guns.

The case was taken before the U.S. District Court and the Judge ruled that the state had no basis to refuse that man the right to possess firearms.

The ramifications for his case are pretty wide.

A lot of gun owners may avoid mental health treatment because they’re worried about the state using that mental health treatment as justification to revoke the right …Read the Rest

Source:: Concealed Nation

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