Mental Health and Gun Purchases

A man who stayed in a hospital for three days for an involuntary mental health examination should not be permanently barred from purchasing a firearm, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled, finding that involuntary emergency examinations do not count as commitments to a mental institution, which do trigger the law barring firearm purchases.  

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Judge Stays His Own Order to Allow High-Capacity Gun Magazines

California residents who have acquired high-capacity gun magazines in the week since a federal judge found the state’s voter-approved ban on the firearms unconstitutional will be allowed to keep their weapons, but will not be able to import more into the state starting Friday at 5 p.m., a federal judge ruled Thursday in staying his order.

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