Blocking the Mentally Ill from Buying Guns

  1. Lawmakers, NRA discuss background checks

    WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders are working with the National Rifle Association to bolster existing laws blocking mentally ill people from buying guns.

    It would require states to supply more-thorough records, including for any mental illness-related court action....
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070421/...ech_gun_checks
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    in IL, you can not get a FOID card if you have had any mental health hospitalizations in the last 5 years.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Incredibly sad is the fact the mental illness is under-recognized and under-treated in our country----couple that with the equally-disturbing fact that anyone determined and resourceful enough will do things like this, virtually unstopped and unhindered.

    A lot more than limited access to firearms needs to be done, I guess, is what I am trying to say here.

    How many are saying in cases like V-tech or Columbine, in hindsight, "wow he was a little 'off' and I had a feeling something like this might go down" or something like it????

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