Delaware House passes bill to provide mental health records of gun buyers

    A bill passed yesterday by the Delaware House of Representatives would provide mental health records to a national database in an effort to prevent those with severe mental illnesses from purchasing guns.

    If passes, HB48 would add the state to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Delaware is currently one of 10 states not on the registry, as the News Journal reports, meaning a severely mentally ill’s person’s health records are not available to firearms retailers outside the state.

    A separate bill to allow authorities to dispose of confiscated weapons has been tabled.

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