Proposed Rule Would Make It Easier To Ban Guns From People With Mental Illnesses.

Bloomberg News (4/20, Wayne) reported, “The Obama administration, trying to advance new gun-control measures amid resistance from Congress, proposed a rule making it easier to submit names of the mentally ill to a US database of people prohibited from buying guns.” Bloomberg News adds, “State authorities that decide whether people should be committed or found insane would gain an exemption to federal health privacy rules under the new regulation, allowing them to report those names to the federal database.” In a statement, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said, “In order to protect our children and communities, we must ensure that information on potentially dangerous individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms is available to the background check system.”

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— “Mentally Ill May Be Banned More Easily From Guns by U.S., “Alex Wayne, Bloomberg News, April 19, 2013.

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