Mental Health Professionals Question Portion Of New York’s New Gun Law.

USA Today (3/24, Bakeman) reported, “Psychiatrists, county officials and law enforcement are questioning a portion of New York’s new gun-control law that requires them to take steps that could lead to guns being seized from potentially dangerous people.” Since earlier this month, “New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act has required mental health professionals to report when a patient is a potential danger to himself or others.” According to USA Today, “therapists’ chief concern is that patients feeling suicidal or homicidal might conceal their troubles to avoid having their guns removed.”

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— “Mental-health officials clash on N.Y. gun law reporting, “Jessica Bakeman, USA Today, March 24, 2013.

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