I am honored to announce, after fighting the U.S. Government over this issue for several years, that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has conceded that a grant of state relief in relation to a prior mental health commitment is sufficient to relieve the individual of any prohibition under federal law.
In issuing the July 1, 2019 ATF Certification of Qualifying State Relief from Disabilities Program form, both the ATF and Pennsylvania State Police have concluded that Pennsylvania’s mental health relief program is sufficient for purposes of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) and therefore an individual who obtains state relief from an involuntary mental health commitment (i.e. Section 302, 303, 304…etc commitment) is relieved of any disability under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4).
Thus, if you have been involuntarily committed in Pennsylvania, a grant of state relief will now relieve both your state and federal disabilities, permitting you to purchase, possess and utilize firearms and ammunition.
If you or someone you know has been involuntarily committed and wish to restore your rights, contact Firearms Industry Consulting Group today to discuss YOUR rights and legal options.
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