BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Why is it important to have information about mental health adjudications or commitments in a national database?

When information about such adjudications and commitments is provided to the NICS, the FBI can deny firearms transactions to persons with disqualifying mental health histories, both in the state where the record was created and in other states to which the individual may have subsequently moved.


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