N.Y. Database Finds 34,500 Individuals Too Mentally Unstable To Carry a Gun
A database maintained by New York's Division of Criminal Justice Services has found that about 34,500 individuals are too mentally unstable to carry a firearm. However, mental health advocates have voiced concerns that the database might be categorizing too many individuals as having severe mental illnesses.
- "Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List" (Hartocollis, New York Times, 10/19).