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 "National Instant Criminal Background Check System":

"… 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 …"

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 "George W. Bush":

"… on top of the latest cases. The NICS improvement act, signed by President George W. Bush in January 2008 – and supported by the National Rifle Association – th …"

"… rict court in Miami. Another student said she heard Geisel say he “hated George W. Bush and that he wanted to put a bullet in the President’s head." The inform …"