Since: Jan 10

Utica, NY

#1 Mar 21, 2010
I lived in Virginia some years back, and could not believe how lax the handgun laws are there. Why is it that the State of Virginia does criminal background checks for hand guns, but does not do background checks on those who have been deemed mentally incompentate by the courts?

I know someone who lives in Prince George who has been declared mentally incompentant by the courts and suffers from paranoia, severe depression, and violent outbreaks but yet, he is allowed, under your current State laws, to own a handgun and he even has a permit to carry a concealed weapon! WHY???

I even contacted the local Police about this, because,#1, I was threghtened twice by this person, and #2, I was concerned for the little child that lived in his household (because he left his loaded gun out where the child could get at it) and, the Detective who I contacted, told me there was nothing he could do!

Everyone say how tragic it was when the killings happened at the Virginia University but if the State had changed its laws and did a mental background check on this person, maybe the outcome may have been different?

I think if Virginia, and ALL States, changed its current laws to do mental background checks as well, all these guns can be taken away from those who are not supposed to have them.

Anyone else have any comments?

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