Gun Background Checks Miss Millions of Mentally Ill

Many states don't share mental-health records with FBI

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 21, 2012 9:23 AM CST

(Newser) – Millions of mentally ill people could pass a gun background check today, because many states simply don't bother submitting mental-health records to the FBI, according to reports today in both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Thanks to a 1997 Supreme Court...   Read full story »


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