Mental Health Checks And Gun Rights

Jan 28, 2014

A new bill would prohibit gun sales to some with mental illness. Supporters say it’s a common sense public safety measure. But there has been fierce opposition from some gun-rights groups, and from advocates who say the mentally ill are being unfairly singled out and are far more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violence.

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  • Ann Rice – Deputy Attorney General for New Hampshire
  • J.R. Hoell – Republican state representative from Dunbarton and board member of the New Hampshire Firearms Coalition