The application for the background check includes a box asking if the buyer has any mental or psychological problems, but anyone can simply mark ``no.''
The AFT 4473 form asks if you have been "adjudicated mentally defective". (The key word being "adjudicated".)
That is a bit different than simply asking if the buyer has "mental or psychological problems".
And Michigan, unlike some states, doesn't forbid selling guns to someone with mental health problems. Arkansas law forbids the sale of any type of gun to anyone who has been committed involuntarily to a mental institution, among other bans.
If someone has been committed involuntarily to a mental institution, then that person must have been adjudicated mentally ill, in a court of law.
In other words, they were given due process. Their rights were not arbitrarily stripped from them, simply because they sought medical treatment for depression, etc., at some point in the past.
The author of this article is deceptive and dishonest.
Just like any other hoplophobe on a mission.
Not really. In FL we have this thing called the 'Baker Act' were in I can have you involuntarily locked up for 72 hrs for a mental evaluation. No due process needed.