Hearing on Deficiencies in State and Federal Gun Purchase Laws

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 10, 2007

“On Thursday, May 10..the Domestic Policy Subcommittee…evaluate[d] incompleteness in the federal database used for checking the criminal and mental health records of gun purchasers, as well as the inconsistencies in state compliance with federal gun purchase laws. The hearing…address[ed] inconsistencies among the states in their supplemental gun prohibition laws. The hearing…concern[ed] state compliance with the Gun Control Act of 1968, including states’ obligations under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 to report “prohibited persons” to the National Instant Check System (NICS). It…also address[ed] various state-law firearm restrictions beyond those required by federal law, including purchase and possession prohibitions for certain individuals in the following categories: individuals under mental health care or evaluation, individuals restrained by protective or restraining orders, and former juvenile offenders.” [this link includes written statements of witnesses]

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