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Background Checks Save Lives

Background checks are a systematic way to keep guns out of the hands of people with dangerous histories. Since the system was established, background checks have blocked over 3 million sales to people with felony convictions, domestic abusers, fugitives, and other people prohibited by law from having guns.
Reports Better Background Checks July 2, 2018

Fatal Gaps: How the Virginia Tech Shooting Prompted Changes in State Mental Health Records Reporting

In the wake of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, lawmakers took action to close the fatal gaps in mental health records reporting that undermine the background check system and threaten the safety of Americans.