TITLE

LAWMAKERS TO CONSIDER MENTAL BACKGROUND-CHECK BILL FOR GUN BUYERS

AUTHOR(S)
McCormack, Kelly
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Hill;5/15/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 57, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the new legislation that requires every state in the U.S. to provide more comprehensive mental-health records for use in background checks for gun purchases. In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, Congress is set to consider legislation that would provide $375 million to upgrade state computer systems and ensure faster delivery of mental-health data into the check system. States that fail to comply could lose funding for some law enforcement programs.
ACCESSION #
25279697

 

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