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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 02:07 PM

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Although he recently began seeking mental health treatment through the Veteranís Administration, seeking treatment and even having a diagnosed mental illness donít disqualify someone from purchasing a gun.

Since 1968, federal law has prohibited the sale of guns to anyone declared mentally unfit. But first, a court has to decide someone is unfitóa very high standard. Then, the residentís state is supposed to supply the mental-health records to a Federal Bureau of Investigation database, created in 1998 to help carry out background checks of would-be gun buyers.

A diagnosis of mental illness by itself isnít enough to bar a gun purchase, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which enforces gun laws. Voluntary commitments and mental-health assessments are not disqualifiers either.

A person has to be adjudicated mentally ill or be involuntarily committed to enter the prohibited category.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/09/17/aaron-alexiss-gun-purchase-in-virginia-appears-legal/

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