Karl Torp for News 9 reports:
A law aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of those who suffer from mental illness went into effect within the last week.
Before July 1, information about a person being found mentally incompetent in court wouldn’t show up on a background check.
“That’s not information that we would have had access to in the past,” said Felicia Jackson, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s handgun licensing manager.
A person could be deemed mentally incompetent in court, but if they never ended up in a mental health facility, the FBI and OSBI would never know about those issues.
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