Gun-Control Backers Worried About Changing Federal Courts

California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings. How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern among gun-control advocates in California and elsewhere.

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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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