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House votes to overrule Obama-era gun restrictions on mentally ill

Feb 04, 2017 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - The US House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal an Obama-era gun regulation that required mental health information to be shared with the national gun background check system. The Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 was a Social Security Administration (SSA) regulation published in December designed to restrict the mentally ill from obtaining firearms, as it contained a reporting mechanism that would have required the SSA to send records of some o...