Gun Control

Justice Department Want Prohibitions on Gun Ownership by Mentally Ill to Extend to Those Found Unfit to Stand Trial, Those Found Not Guilty Due to Mental Illness, Others Considered "Lacking Mental Responsibility"

Due process says what?


The Obama administration is seeking broader measures that would prohibit the mentally ill from buying and possessing firearms.

In a plan unveiled Friday, the Justice Department is requesting that current prohibitions related to mental illness be extended to those found incompetent to stand trial, people found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect and others "lacking mental responsibility."