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WY: Dangerously Mentally Ill People Are Banned From Buying A Gun. In Wyoming, They Can Buy One Anyway
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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That act also bans people who have been treated against their will in a mental institution, or found mentally defective by a legal authority, from buying guns. But Wyoming is one of a handful of states that does not submit mental health records to the background check system. That means that gun sellers like Ryan Allen have no way to know if a customer is legally barred from purchasing a firearm for mental health reasons. Allen said he wishes Wyoming would submit those records.
 

Comment by: jac (1/23/2016)
“If there is one thing we can agree on,” Rosen said, “it's that the small number of people in this country that are dangerously mentally ill should not have easy access to firearms.”

No argument there. The question becomes how many of the individuals committed to the Wyoming State Psychiatric Hospital are dangerously mentally ill? Probably less than 5 percent.

If they are so damn dangerous, they should not be released onto society. They should be in prison or kept in the psychiatric hospital.

 

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