Posted by | March 23, 2013 13:22 | Filed under: Top Stories

This will give states more resources to make sure the bad guys don’t get guns.

States are critical to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. They keep criminal histories and records of people barred from having guns because of domestic violence or for mental health reasons.

The $20 million would help fill information gaps by improving reporting to the national system on involuntary commitments to mental health facilities, felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions for domestic violence, domestic violence restraining orders and active criminal warrants.

By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.