Graham is right. If our background check system doesn’t flag mentally ill people like Alice Boland and Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho, something is profoundly wrong.

Instead of passing new gun control restrictions, perhaps Congress should take steps to ensure that our current laws are implemented properly.

  • J. Cox

    But,but,but…medical privacy…or some other nonsense.The first state that tries to use people’s med records to determine competency for a weapon purchase will be mired in court for years….but more laws right?

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    Only Obamacare can violate HIPPA laws. Agree with you. All others would be sued to the MAX.

    • Zanshi

      Alice Borland’s verdict is in the court record; She’s criminally insane. Court records aren’t subject to HIPPA privacy laws, I thought.

  • sigh

    So now we can declare the tea party mentally insane and legally ban their guns. I’d be careful of letting the State go down this road.

  • Sasha Williams

    LOL But the NRA doesn’t want more thorough checks into potential gun owners. Feeling conflicted yet Teabaggers?

    • Lord Foggybottom

      Twitchy isn’t the NRA or the Tea Party, numbnuts.

    • Jeff

      Actually the NRA is requesting that the names of those who are mentally ill AND a danger to others to be part of the NICS check system. Feeling stupid yet libturd ?

      • An Abstraction

        Thanks for the info, Jeff. Chalk up another reason why the NRA won’t see a dime of my hard-earned money.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          For upholding existing law?

    • Rob

      The checks are thorough. Tens of thousands of gun purchases are already declined. Many are sent to district attorneys for criminal charges.
      A little more than one a day are actually prosecuted.
      The NRA already argues why should law abiding citizens be revoked of rights for the failure of the government to follow their duties?

    • Matthew Koch

      How do you know so much about tea bagging? Have personal experience?

  • An Abstraction

    I guess wanting to violate doctor/patient confidentiality is the new hip thing….. you people are sick.

    • Patrick Dennehy

      What? If a person is mentally ill, been in and out of institutions, and deemed a potential threat to themselves and others…they shouldn’t be flagged? Let’s just take the guns away from law abiding citizens and disarm the populace? Good one..

    • Zanshi

      So, if they pose a danger to themselves or others, or have the potential to, there shouldn’t be an obligation to tell authorities for public safety reasons? Yeah, no. We all agree there’s a fine line between right to privacy and public safety, but you’re on the wrong side of it this time.

  • Rob

    It is illegal for anyone who:
    922(g)-4 “who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution”
    So what is the problem?

  • stuckinIL4now

    Duh, I dunno Sen. Grahamnesty, why are mentally ill people allowed to hold elected public offices or pass themselves off as real journalists?

  • Conservaguy

    I don’t know. Maybe the same reason that illegal aliens can come here without the fear of being deported. You freaking idiot.

  • Conservaguy

    I don’t know. Maybe the same reason that illegal aliens can come here without the fear of being deported. You freaking idiot.