Sen. Lindsey Graham says :Criminally mentally ill 'should not be able to' buy guns: introduced legislation Wednesday afternoonSubmitted by clynbrit on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 08:39
This could be abused by labeling whoever you want disarmed as mentally ill; such as war vets, dissidents. You can be picked up without a warrant and held indefinitely. Do you trust this government not to abuse this legislation?
WASHINGTON (WCIV) - Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mark Begich (D-AK) introduced legislation Wednesday afternoon aimed at preventing gun violence through stronger background check prosecutions.
The bill, dubbed the NICS Reporting Improvement Act of 2013, clarifies when a person loses his or her rights to purchase or own firearms based on mental illness.
Graham and Begich, along with Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Mark Pryor (D-AR), introduced the bill that targets people who have been determined by the courts to have met a series of criteria, including being a danger to themselves, being found guilty but mentally ill in a criminal court, found not guilty by reason of insanity, being found incompetent to stand trial, and requiring involuntary treatment at or commitment to a psychiatric hospital.
"The best way to prevent crazy people, mentally unstable people, from getting a weapon is to identify them somehow before they try to murder," he said.