ELB wrote:Per NRA-ILA, it had the following in it:Prevents use of federal “adjudications” that consist only of medical diagnoses without findings that the people involved are dangerous or mentally incompetent. This would ensure that purely medical records are never used in NICS. Gun ownership rights would only be lost as a result of a finding that the person is a danger to themselves or others, or lacks the capacity to manage his own affairs.
I am still wondering if this guy actually went through some adjudication board after being on "stipend" or getting a disability rating or whatever and didn't realize it. To my knowledge most review boards are not like in the movies, in a big room with the subject person facing all these people at a table. It would not surprise me if it is just some docs going through medical records and recording their votes/reccomendations. You would think Irelans would get a letter, but did he realize what it meant? Dunno. Wait and see.
I thought I would point out that the diagnoses is allowed under this law if it includes a judgment of incompetence, as was stated by the OP. It certainly seems to me that the VA medical review board (whatever the proper name) that determined him to be eligible for a pension would then be reported under this law as an adjudication of incompetence.