Firearms and Psychiatric Illness - The Intersection of State Involuntary Civil Commitment Laws and Federal Statute 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4).

My name is Umesh Heendeniya. This website is about the intersection of State Involuntary Civil Commitment laws and federal statute 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4). Pursuant to my First Amendment rights and analogous State rights, I will explore the issue of how some medical doctors and hospitals abuse and exploit state involuntary civil commitment laws to increase revenue and to fraudulently or negligently deprive people of their Second Amendment rights via the federal penal code 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4) and/or analogous State laws.

Firearms and Involuntary Civil Commitment

18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(4) makes it a crime for any person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution to … possess … any firearm or ammunition.

Most people are not aware that, if they were to engage in any type of 
self-harm or suicidal behavior, they WILL PROBABLY be involuntarily committed to a mental health facility once they're taken to a hospital.

If they're Second Amendment advocates, and as a result, have firearms or wants to buy firearms sometime in the future, one of the serious and permanent consequences of this involuntary civil commitment is that, from then on, U.S. Federal Law [18 USC § 922(g)(4)] makes it a serious crime for them to possess a firearm or even a single bullet/shotshell.

I'm a strong advocate of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Thus, I believe that the right of the people to possess firearms for self-defense is a basic right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. I have been a member and supporter of several national and local gun rights organizations such as Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)National Rifle Association (NRA)Gun Owners of America (GOA)Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO),Florida Carry (Florida Carry), and New York based S.C.O.P.E (SCOPE). I've been a member of several of these organizations for nearly 10 years because I believe that those of us who support and advocate an individual right of people to lawfully carry guns to protect their lives ought to assist these organizations in whatever form we can, including paying membership dues. I don't believe in letting other gun rights advocates fight for my rights and not contribute in any way, and getting a "free ride" or "piggy-back" on other peoples' hard work and sacrifices.

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