According to the Wall Street Journal, “Federal law prohibits firearms sales to anyone declared mentally unfit by a court or similar body. In the 1990s, the FBI began assembling a national database of individuals prohibited from buying firearms, partly with the help of a 1993 federal law that required states to report mental-health records to the FBI. But in 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the requirement, ruling that states could share mental-health records as they wished.”
The Wall Street Journal goes on, “Just 12 states account for the vast majority of the mental-health records in the national database, the GAO found, “and most states have made little or no progress in providing these records.”
It is just a wild guess but I could see this being a problem when it comes to regulating who can and cannot own a gun. Click HERE to read the full story from the Wall Street Journal.
– William L Huffman