Gun Rights

New Jersey Providing FBI List of People Formerly Involuntarily Committed for Gun Database

Contains hundreds of thousands of current and former NJ residents

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The names of hundreds of thousands of current and former New Jersey residents who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric facilities have been added to an FBI database used to bar firearms purchases by people with criminal records or a history of mental illness.

New Jersey court officials said that they began forwarding digital records to the FBI earlier this year and that they expect to complete the program by the end of May.