Power Grab: King Obama Taking Action On Gun Backround Check SystemSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:38
Power Grab: King Obama Taking Action On Gun Backround Check System
APRIL 19, 2013 | 9:11 am ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.
Federal law bans certain mentally ill people from purchasing firearms, but not all states are providing data to stop the prohibited sales to the FBI’s background check system. A federal review last year found 17 states contributed fewer than 10 mental health records to the database, meaning many deemed by a judge to be a danger still could have access to guns.