The State Supreme Court says a man who spent 96 hours being evaluated at a mental institution can get a state permit to buy a gun. The ruling favors David Nelson, a state corrections officer for ten years who can carry a gun as part of his job. But a circuit judge had refused to let him get a permit to buy one for personal use because he’d been sent to a mental institution to be evaluated after a run-in with police. Doctors at the mental hospital say Nelson had no mental illness and did not need psyichiatric care or medication.