MONUMENTAL DECISION – Second Federal Court Rules a Pennsylvania 302 Mental Health Commitment Insufficient to Trigger a Federal Firearms Disability

We are extremely proud to announce that today Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group was successful in having Federal District Court Judge Jeffrey Schmehl  of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania rule that an involuntary commitment under Section 302 of Pennsylvania’s Mental Health and Procedures Act (“MHPA”) is insufficient to trigger a … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Second Federal Court Rules a Pennsylvania 302 Mental Health Commitment Insufficient to Trigger a Federal Firearms Disability

Commonwealth Court – Circumstantial Evidence of a Commitment is Sufficient to Strip an Individual of His/Her 2nd Amendment Rights

Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court issued a decision in PSP v. Slaughter, 858 C.D. 2015, where the court held that the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") can meet its burden, through circumstantial evidence, establishing that an individual is a prohibited from purchasing and possessing firearms due a putative involuntary commitment. While the factual background for this case … Continue reading Commonwealth Court – Circumstantial Evidence of a Commitment is Sufficient to Strip an Individual of His/Her 2nd Amendment Rights

6th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that an Involuntary Commitment is Insufficient for Stripping One of His/Her 2nd Amendment Rights

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 … Continue reading 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that an Involuntary Commitment is Insufficient for Stripping One of His/Her 2nd Amendment Rights