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Beers v. Attorney General United States of America

In 2005, Bucks County, Pa. man is involuntarily hospitalized after threatening suicide, putting a gun in his mouth. He’s had no mental health treatment since 2006, and, in 2013, a doctor said he could safely handle firearms. Does the federal ban on gun possession by anyone who has previously been committed to a mental institution violate the man’s Second Amendment rights? The Third Circuit says no.


Tags: 2019, Firearms, Second Amendment, Third Circuit

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