Hot! Utah Passes Bill Giving Gun Rights to Rehabilitated Mentally Ill

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The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would give rehabilitated mentally ill people a chance to reestablish their right to bear arms, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. The process would involve courts, prosecutors, and a psychiatric evaluation.

The bill’s sponsor, Representative Lee Perry, proposed the law to fix a loophole in the state’s legislation that offered no recourse for “people who were institutionalized or plead guilty to a crime via insanity defense and then later were cured.” Their names would be removed from the National Instant Check System, a federal list of those restricted from owning firearms.

Chaninat and Leeds attorneys are Criminal Defense Lawyers specializing in Thai criminal cases involving foreigners.

On the contrary, United States veterans are claiming that they’re receiving letters prohibiting their ownership of firearms, apparently without due process.

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