On anniversary of Virginia Tech shooting, law to close loophole hasn't accomplished much

By Gordon Witkin

Federal law designed to improve access to mental health records has proved disappointing.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… mental health and other records into the NICS system. Under the 2007 law, Congress authorized $875 million over five year for this purpose, but since then on …"

Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pima Community College":

"… om a dealer and pass a check even though he was widely viewed as troubled. Pima Community College police had several contacts with him, and college officials had informed L …"