It's one thing if a certified mental illness professional says so-and-so shouldn't have a gun but it's another if an effing bureaucrat does it. The fact that an individual needs help filling out a form is not a guarantor of mental illness. Seems to me the individual should have the right to dispute the finding in a court of law before his/her 2nd amendment rights are suspended. And I might add that if the individual is pronounced cured or at least functional in society then those suspended rights ought to be lifted. The whole area of mental illness is a complex and difficult one to deal with. We do need to remove the stigma over it, but the problem is that we seem to have too many people who need help and won't seek it out merely because they don't think they have a problem. So how do you get a person who needs treatment to get it if they don't want it? Chances are in many cases treatment would be ineffective anyway if the person doesn't recognize they have a problem. And who decides whether a person should be forced to get help until and unless they've done something to warrant it. Are we going to lock people up involuntarily? Not sure we can or should do that unless one of those certified mental illness professionals say it's necessary.