Obama Administration Considers Including Info On Minors’ Mental Illnesses In NICS.

The Washington Times (1/8, Sherfinski) reports that the Obama Administration is considering “weighing whether people deemed mentally ill as minors should be barred from getting guns as adults.” On Jan. 7, the Department of Justice, “which is trying to bolster the national background check system, asked the public to comment on whether information about mental illnesses of minors should be included in the databases.” Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also “published a proposed rule…to try to make it easier to disclose peoples’ identities to the” National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Related Links:

— “Mental illness in youth could prevent gun purchases in adulthood, ” David Sherfinski, The Washington Times, January 7, 2014.

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