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SD Bill Would Ban Mentally Ill From Having Guns

March 4, 2014, 5:03 AM

SD Bill Would Ban Mentally Ill From Having Guns
PIERRE, SD -

A South Dakota Senate Committee is considering a bill intended to prevent people with mental illnesses from obtaining guns.

The measure would allow people who are involuntarily committed as mentally ill and deemed a threat to others to be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Licensed firearms dealers conduct a check through that system to determine whether a customer is eligible to buy a gun.

Supporters say the bill includes provisions that allow people to ask judges to restore their right to have firearms.

Some opponents argue that measure is flawed because it would take away gun rights from people who have not been convicted of crimes.

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing Tuesday on the measure, which has already passed the House.

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