Backlogged List of Individuals Barred From Owning Guns Reduced by Less Than 20% from 2013 to 2014
A backlogged list of individuals who are prevented from owning guns because of mental health issues, violent behavior or other issues decreased by less than 20% from 2013 to 2014, according to a report by the state attorney general. The report attributes the failure to further reduce the backlog to "hiring challenges." California is the only state that runs a database to cross-reference certain criminal convictions, mental health records and active domestic violence restraining orders when individuals purchase firearms.
- "California Continues To Have Large Backlog of Prohibited Gun Owners" (Miller, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 3/17).