Previous!y committed Pennsylvania man has 2nd Amendment rights restored

What's going on in Washington, D.C.?

Moderators: Charles L. Cotton, carlson1

User avatar

Topic author
KLB
Senior Member
Posts: 429
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:57 am
Location: San Antonio

Previous!y committed Pennsylvania man has 2nd Amendment rights restored

Postby KLB » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:10 pm

Jonathan Yox was involuntarily committed as a teenager for suicidal tendencies. But as an adult, he served in the military and works as a correctional officer. Those activities required him to be in possession of firearms. There've been no problems, and all evidence indicates Yox is cured. The federal district court restored his 2nd Amendment rights.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/vol ... witterfeed

User avatar

ELB
Senior Member
Posts: 5776
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Seguin

Re: Previous!y committed Pennsylvania man has 2nd Amendment rights restored

Postby ELB » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:37 pm

Dang, you beat me to it.

This was a major absurdity: the federal government is arguing that because of his commitment as a juvenile he is too big a risk to allow possession of firearms as a citizen -- but if it benefits the feds then he can have guns as a soldier or a law enforcement officer.
:banghead:

Even worse, Volokh thinks the Feds are going to carry this argument to an appeal (the decision was in a district court).
USAF 1982-2005
____________
The Most Interesting Texan in the World. :txflag:


Return to “Federal”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest