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Sen. Graham Gun Bill Would Bar More With Mental Illness From Buying Guns

Politico: Lindsey Graham Gun Bill Targets Mentally Ill
Three senators potentially facing tough re-election challenges next year introduced NRA-endorsed legislation Wednesday that would bar more people from buying guns due to mental illness. The bill would add people who plead not guilty by reason of insanity to the electronic background check system that determines if someone can purchase a gun. It adds a list of additional disqualifiers, including being deemed a risk and having a court find the personally mentally disabled (Gibson, 3/6).

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