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.

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"… inia Tech on April 16, 2007. But five years after the shootings, a federal law designed to close the loophole Cho slipped through still hasn’t accompli …"

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

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 "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives":

"… ture was very aware and careful where it drew the line in the law.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency does not comment on individual applications. Illinois qua …"