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Senate Blocks Obama-Era Rule Tightening Checks On Mentally Ill Gun Buyers

News : The Two-Way

The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to roll back a rule that would have restricted some people with severe mental illnesses from buying firearms. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk.

House GOP Blocks Measure to Prevent Mentally Ill People From Getting Firearms

News : NYMag: Intelligencer

The Obama regulation would have required the Social Security Administration to give names of people with severe mental illness to the FBI.

Why It's So Easy for the Mentally Ill to Get and Keep Guns in America

News : Vice News

The alleged Fort Lauderdale airport shooter was one of several recent high-profile gunmen who suffered from psychiatric issues but did not meet the high bar for a firearms ban.

State Considers Exempting Killers With Severe Mental Illness From Death Penalty

News : Huffington Post

Convicted murderers who had a severe mental illness when they committed their crime would face a maximum punishment of life without parole instead of the death penalty under a proposed Ohio law.   The legislation, considered Wednesd...

Should states ban the death penalty for people with severe mental illness?

News : The Rundown News Blog

Legislators in at least seven states have proposed bills this year to prohibit the death penalty for people who suffered from a serious mental illness at the time of their crime. Continue reading ? The post Should states ban the dea...

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