U.S. Bill Aims To Prevent Sale of Guns to Mentally Ill
On Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced legislation (S 480) that would prohibit the sale of firearms to individuals who have been found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity, or who have received involuntary outpatient treatment at a psychiatric facility. The bill also would require that certain treatments for mental illness and related legal actions be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
- "Senators Seek Tougher Gun Background Checks for Mentally Ill" (McLeod, Reuters, 3/6).
- "Lindsey Graham Gun Bill Targets Mentally Ill" (Gibson, Politico, 3/6).