Legislation intended “to ensure that those who have been declared an imminent danger to themselves or others aren’t legally able to obtain a firearm” was introduced yesterday by a bipartisan group of senators, lead by South Carolina republican Lindsay Graham. The bill, written with help from the N.R.A., would prevent persons involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, or declared incompetent to stand trial in a criminal case, or found not guilty by reason of insanity, from buying guns.
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Bill would block gun purchases by mentally ill (USA Today)
Senators seek tougher gun background checks for mentally ill (Reuters)
NRA embraces Senate bill on mental illness (Washington Times)