In a decision issued by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, the court found that it was unconstitutional to strip an individual of his 2nd Amendment rights when he had been involuntarily committed for less than a month after a devastating divorce some 28 years ago.
This is a major victory for 2nd Amendment litigation, as the 6th Circuit also found that strict scrutiny applies. These same issues I raised regarding Pennsylvania’s Mental Health and Procedures Act (MHPA) before the Superior Court in Keyes, but which the Superior Court rejected. This now provides support for invalidating state and federal firearm disabilities in the Commonwealth, as a result of an isolated involuntary mental health commitment.
If you are prohibited because of a mental health commitment and wish to discuss your options, contact us today by email or phone – 888-313-0416!