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Lindsey Graham: Why are mentally ill people able to buy guns legally?!/GrahamBlog/status/301787373010841600

How could it be someone like Alice Boland pleads ‘Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity’ but is able to pass a background check and buy a gun?

— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) February 13, 2013

Alice Boland, who had a long history of mental illness, was able to pass a background check and legally buy a gun.

— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) February 13, 2013

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.

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