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Obama taking action on gun background check system

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Obama taking action on gun background check system

Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.

Federal law bans certain mentally ill people from purchasing firearms, but not all states are providing data to stop the prohibited sales to the FBI’s background check system. A federal review last year found 17 states contributed fewer than 10 mental health records to the database, meaning many deemed by a judge to be a danger still could have access to guns.

The Obama administration was starting a process Friday aimed at removing barriers in health privacy laws that prevent some states from reporting information to the background check system. The action comes two days after the Senate rejected a measure that would have required buyers of firearms online and at gun shows to pass a background check. That’s already required for shoppers at licensed gun dealers.

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  • greenjeans

    this can be a slippery slope as obama has worked on nailing our troops … unjustly for ulterior evil motives i believe…

  • $5708171

    It’s simple. Just declare anyone who has taken aspirin to be mentally unfit to own a firearm. I can here them – “Oh, we still have the second amendment – buuuuut, nobody seems to qualify for it. Awwww….”

  • $26222150

    obama doesn’t have any power to do any of what he wants. He can’t require the states to give private health information to his federal goons without an act of Congress. Besides, the expanded background amendment passed. I hope those states that do not send mental health info just keep on with what they’re doing. obama isn’t king. He’s actually subservient to the states; I just wish the states knew it.

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