mental defective


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mental defective

n (offensive) → ritardato/a mentale
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In 1998, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms adopted a new procedure that defined "mental defective" to include someone who "lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage their own affairs due to injury or disease."
But under federal law, people are only prohibited from having a firearm if they have been "adjudicated as a mental defective" or committed to a mental institution.
Nonetheless, the Supreme Court has upheld restrictions on access to firearms based on involuntary commitment or adjudication as a "mental defective," meaning that gun control laws circumvent medical privacy laws, subjecting mentally ill patients to unwanted and unauthorized disclosure of treatment and diagnosis details.
The opening story, "The Culling," depicts a heroine unquestionably sane by our own standards but deemed a mental defective and sentenced to death in the dystopian world she inhabits.
Guards kindly changed Hidalgo's papers, tagged him as a mental defective, and got him on a boat.
The law (USC Title 18, Section 922, subsection g.) reads, anyone "who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution," is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
The VA, in its infinite wisdom, considers any veteran who needs a fiduciary to manage their finances or help with their compensation a mental defective and therefore reports them for placement on NICS.
A provision in law that bans gun ownership for anyone "adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution" violates the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, the panel found.
The Gun Control Act contains two measures to achieve these exclusionary and prohibitory objectives that are specific to this group: it prohibits the sale of firearms to anyone "adjudicated as a mental defective" or "committed to any mental institution," and it prohibits the possession of firearms by such individuals.
The Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 forbids possession of firearms by anyone judged "as a mental defective," and it vaguely defines that term as a person identified by "lawful authority" to be a danger to himself or others, or to be lacking in mental responsibility.
(2) As it pertains to people with mental disabilities, the law specifically prohibits any person from selling or disposing of any firearm to any person he knows or has reason to believe "has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution." (3) The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has promulgated regulations clarifying the term "adjudicated as a mental defective" to mean a determination by a court, board, commission or other lawful authority that as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease, a person is a danger to himself or others or lacks the mental capacity to manage his own affairs.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns says that means that in 2011 there were 153,487 checks on gun sales in Massachusetts in a federal database in which the state did not provide information for the FBI to know if the gun purchaser had been committed involuntarily to a psychiatric facility or adjudicated a "mental defective."