Court decision may impact SAFE

A 6th Circuit court decision may impact the SAFE Act down the road:

“… The three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a federal ban on gun ownership for those who have been committed to a mental institution violated the Second Amendment rights of 73-year-old Clifford Charles Tyler.  Tyler attempted to buy a gun and was denied on the grounds that he had been committed to a mental institution in 1986 after suffering emotional problems stemming from a divorce.  He was only in there for a month … “The government’s interest in keeping firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill is not sufficiently related to depriving the mentally healthy, who had a distant episode of commitment, of their constitutional rights,” wrote Judge Danny Boggs …”

The court used strict scrutiny to reach their decision.  That could have national ramifications for other gun cases.

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2 thoughts on “Court decision may impact SAFE

  1. I like how these decisions can hopefully chop down aspects of the safe act. However, that’s if NYS decides to abide by those decisions. If not. I hope there asses get handed to them. I am still worried alittle by the NYSPRA case. They could strike down portions so that SCOTUS may not grant cert. time will tell I guess. Hope I am wrong

  2. JMO, this decision puts SAFE’s mental health sections on further thin ice. The decision seems to take full aim at NICS for being corrupt & inaccurate. BIG DECISION!!!

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