A federal judge has ruled that a history of involuntary commitment to a hospital for mental health reasons is not enough to bar a person from owning firearms under federal law.

U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson of the Western District of Pennsylvania’s ruling came in plaintiff Alton Franklin’s lawsuit against the federal government, in which Franklin claimed he was unconstitutionally stripped of his right to bear arms because of a less-than-24-hour hospitalization for “acute psychosis,” according to Gibson’s opinion.

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