White House Proposes New Gun Rules For Mentally Ill
The White House announced two new proposals to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed mentally ill.By Christian Bryant | January 3, 2014
The White House proposed two new regulations Friday in an attempt to strengthen background checks and keep guns out of the hands of people with mental health issues.
The Department of Justice proposes adding "inpatient" and "outpatient" forcible commitments to mental health records, clarifying who is and isn't prohibited from owning a gun. (Via CNN)
In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services, headed by Kathleen Sebelius, proposes a rule change to allow medical organizations to more easily report limited health information to the federal background check system. (Via The Miami Herald)