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Mental Illness

State and federal laws designed to keep guns from emotionally disturbed people have loopholes. More extensive background checks can keep guns out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or others12.

President Donald Trump signed a law blocking the Social Security Administration from giving the names of people with relevant mental illnesses to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Contact your U.S. representatives about improving this kind of information sharing.

12Giffords: http://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/background-checks/mental-health-reporting/