NICS and the Mentally Defective
Dr. Helen notes some issues actually getting the info about such adjudication into the NICS. States, it seems, often don’t report mental health records and professionals in the field don’t like to divulge info due to privacy considerations.
And the mentally defective tend to lie on form 4473.
So, should mental health records be reported? What say you, gun nuts and privacy sorts?
Sebastian thinks so.