Federal Law Aimed to Prevent the Mentally Ill from Legally Buying guns

The horrific murder of students and teachers at the Virginia Tech campus in April by a mentally ill student had many people wondering how he was able to purchase a gun in the first place. Disagreement about gun laws has been a constant for many years, but what is virtually unanimous among most Americans is that those that have been diagnosed with a mental illness should not be able to purchase a gun.

Congress recently passed a bill that most would prevent those that have a documented case of mental illness will be prevented from buying guns.

Although there is the saying that “Guns do not kill people, People kill people”, it is not likely that 32 would have been killed in the Virginia tech shooting if that individual did not have a gun.

Source: Yahoo News

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