LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Lynn Norton-Ramirez | May 8, 2017

PERSONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND THEIR RIGHT TO POSSESS A GUN- PART 1

Discussion of whether persons with mental health issues should lose their right to possess a firearm because they receive Social Security benefits with a representative payee.

Additional resources provided by the author

N.C.G.S.§ 14-404(C)(4), 18 U.S.C. §922(d), 20 CFR Part 421, Dist. of Columbia v. Heller (2008) 554 U.S. 570, Jeffrey Swanson, “The ban on mentally ill people buying guns wasn’t ever based on evidence,” The Washington Post, February 10, 2017, Implementation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act, www.regulations.gov/document?D=SSA-2016-0011-3998 www.ssa.gov/…/prof…/bluebook/12.00-MentalDisorders-Adult.htm

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