Re: 302'd (involuntary commission) and owning a gun?
I am a nurse at a mental health residential treatment facility and have been forced to call crisis sercvices on MANY occasions because a resident was becomming a threat to himself or others, and was unable to de-escillate with staff help or their current medication regimen. While I trully believe and stand behind our second ammendment rights and would hate to see ANY honest citizen loose their right to bear arms, if this is a valid 302, meaning your nephew trully did try to harm himself or others, then he really shouldn't be near any firearms ever again. Once a person ahs taken things to the point of not only desiring to harm themselves to a degree where they know they will/could die, a line needs to be drawn to not only protect themselves, but others around them should they relapse into that mode of thinking after being stabilized at an intensive psychiatric unit. It is also actually alot harder to have someone involuntarilly committed than you might think and crisis services will usually do a fair job of determining whether or not you are a true risk of self-harm or not. There are of course exceptions to this rule though! My ex had a brother that WAS 302'd on a Thursday and was released on Monday morning, DESPITE his statements that he WOULD harm himself if released. His poor wife and kids came home that afternnon to find him dead in the living room-his head blown apart with his own .44 magnum. Once someone goes down that very dark road it is near impossible to come back from it and it is our responsibilty to ensure their and our safety. I would of course try to keep his guns in the family if you can as well. It should not be difficult to have the dispositioned to a family member(s) with clean records.
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