"… lion; the NRA had spent nearly $2.7 million, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. With some groups’ finances remaining a mystery, the numbers are inconc …"
"… ple who’d been judged mentally ill from buying firearms. Trouble is, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) established by the Brady Law hadn’t included thousands of relevan …"
"… d Explosives said the agency does not comment on individual applications. Illinois qualified for a federal grant but its own system for collecting mental hea …"
"… matic way. Only 41 of the 130,000 licensed practitioners and clinicians in Illinois are reporting adjudications of mental deficiency. The state’s judiciary …"
"… il, a Chicago-based advocacy group, which monitors efforts by the state of Illinois to improve its background check system. Illinois has submitted 5,0 …"
"… s by the state of Illinois to improve its background check system. Illinois has submitted 5,000 mental health records to NICS. Fineman estimates that …"
"… al background check system.This issue came into sharp focus after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, when it was revealed that the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, had e …"
"… and faculty on campus, before killing himself, according to authorities. A Virginia court had recognized Cho as mentally unstable, but the state failed to sub …"
"… records in summer 2010, up from 402,047 in January 2008, it said.Since the Virginia Tech shootings, the release said, a dozen states have passed legislation t …"
"… ation to improve their reporting. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and then-Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, both Democrats, signed executive orders to improve record …"