Ron, on 14 January 2012 - 08:41 AM, said:
Illinois apparently makes no distinction even if one voluntarily checks himself/herself into an institution for treatment - the right is gone for 5 years:
430 ILCS 65/8 (e)
A person who has been a patient of a mental institution within the past 5 years or has been adjudicated as a mental defective
The may not make a distinction, but with a voluntary commitment, they would be violation your rights if such possession is still restricted upon your voluntary release. The question is does Illinois law allow for a judicial hearing where evidence may be presented and questioned? If they do Under this ruling they would still be able to "suspend" your rights pending the hearing.
Unlike the current majority of lawmakers, we here for are intelligent and can recognize that the law of unintended consequences will kick in here. If a person knows that a voluntary commital will result in the revocation of his/her second amendment rights, it is likely they will not submit to such proceadure resulting in a potential for an even less desirable outcome.
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