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