April 13th, 2013
05:03 PM ET
10 years ago

Video: Would background checks keep guns away from violently ill?

(CNN) - CNN's Athena Jones looks at guns, background checks and mental illness ahead of the Senate considering gun background check legislation.

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  1. Larry L

    No safety measure is 100% effective. Gun safety laws will be no different – but it's completely dishonest to pretend they will have no imact on the number of unstable people denied gun ownership. The N.R.A. leverages three incorrect premises – 1. The 2nd Amendment allows ownership of any sort of weapon. 2. The 2nd Amendment provides individuals the right to take up arms against our federal government. 3. Increasing the number of guns in the society will decrease the levels of gun violence. If those three premises were correct Somalia would be a safe and stable place to live.

    April 13, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. jondoe78

    All the government had to do was enforce current laws however that never happened.

    April 13, 2013 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Nope. That is the why the whole issue of gun control was the wrong solution, to start with.

    The solution is to take positive steps to get the mentally ill, off of the public streets.

    April 13, 2013 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  4. fernace

    OK, I'm just gonna be blunt & probably wont be posted but here's what I see! Of course those screens will home in on any1 on any type of psychotropic meds! There is a large population on all sorts of psyciatric meds, who also own guns! That's why people are resisting the psych angle! Even as they shout about "crazies"! Other than ourselves, it would seem!!

    April 14, 2013 03:15 am at 3:15 am |
  5. GI Joe

    It's a shame Reagan closed the mental hospitals and put them on the streets.

    April 14, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |