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Utah begins sharing with national gun database

Published January 26, 2013

Utah begins sharing with national gun database by Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 26, 2013 01:01AM MDT After years of not reporting Utah’s mentally ill to a federal database meant to keep guns out of the hands of those with a history of psychiatric problems, the state this week fed more than 10,000 records to the clearinghouse. Utah had kept its own list “for Utah eyes only” to screen individuals wishing to purchase guns, but there was nothing to prevent a Utah resident with a history of mental illness from buying a firearm in another state. The failure of Utah and nearly two dozen other states ... Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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