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Gun Seizure After Owner’s Husband Civilly Detained Upheld

July 23, 2019, 8:31 PM

San Jose, Calif., didn’t violate a woman’s constitutional rights when it seized a dozen firearms from her home after her husband’s “acute mental health crisis” and threat to shoot up schools, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

The federal court declined to revisit Lori Rodriguez’s Second Amendment claim, saying the issue is precluded by a state appeals court ruling upholding the seizure.

Lori Rodriguez called the San Jose police in January 2013 to ask that they check on her husband, Edward.

When they arrived, Edward was ranting about the CIA, the army, and people watching him, the court said.

He also mentioned ...