Gun Digest

New York Assembly Passes Amendment to Allow Courts to Seize Guns

From the Bill:

“to amend the penal law, the criminal procedure law, and the mental hygiene law, in relation to authorizing court to revoke the firearms license and seize weapons of certain individuals”

“Firearm, rifle or shotgun surrender order.  Upon entry of a verdict of not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect, or upon the acceptance of a plea of not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect, the court shall revoke the defendant’s firearm license,”

“Issuance of court order authorizing involuntary care and treatment under this article.  In issuing any order or determination under this article that a person is in need of involuntary care and treatment or that there is a need for retention of such person, the court shall revoke such person’s firearm license, if any, inquire of the person as to the existence and location of any firearm, rifle or shotgun owned or possessed by such person and 2 direct the surrender of such firearm, rifle or shotgun…”


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