Press Release: Second Mental Health As-Applied Challenge Success

We are extremely proud to announce that Chief Counsel Joshua Prince was successful in a second Second Amendment as-applied challenge in relation to a prior mental health commitment. As our viewers are likely aware from Attorney Prince's blog article Monumental Decision from the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania Regarding Mental Health Commitments and the Second … Continue reading Press Release: Second Mental Health As-Applied Challenge Success

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