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State Reporting to the NICS Database

Posted on the 28 November 2011 by Mikeb302000
State Reporting to the NICS Database
The Dayton Daily News reports
Ohio has identified 26,876 mental health cases and forwarded those since the state passed a law in 2004. But 23 states and the District of Columbia have submitted fewer than 100 mental health records to the federal database.
Seventeen states submitted fewer than 10 mental health records, and four states haven’t submitted any records.
The article goes on to describe the slipshod methods that allow drug abusers and even criminals to end up not making the NICS database.
The whole system needs to be revamped. Then we need background checks on all gun sales, licensing of all gun owners and registration of every gun sold.
The irony about all the arguments against this is that the ones making the arguments would be little affected. Law-abiding mentally-sound individuals would continue to have their precious guns under the most stringent of gun control systems.
But, if those regulations about background checks, registration and licensing were in effect, can you imagine how many unfit prople would be prevented from getting guns? Common sense and honesty is all it takes to see this is the right way to go. Opposition is immoral.
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