View Full Version : can my friend own a firearm?

11-28-2007, 2:10 PM
i have a friend who 20 years ago was commited to a mental hospital. i am not sure for what or how long at this time. i have heard of some people with mental heath problems in the past having thier rights restored. is there any way to find out if he is able to own a firearm without having to pay alot of money to a lawyer? thanks

11-28-2007, 3:33 PM
If a judge put your friend in the hospital, then no guns.

But, if it was a voluntary visit to the hospital, and he/she is all better, then yes.

The Personal Firearms Eligibility check is the best way to go:


11-28-2007, 8:06 PM
I also believe that if he had an involuntary commitment I believe there is a process to restore his rights under California law. He should run the Eligibility check and see if he needs to get the issue dealt with as it may not be an issue.