Government proposes two new gun-control regulations

|By:, SA News Editor

The White House has proposed two gun control regulations that the government doesn't need Congress' approval for.

One measure would clarify who isn't allowed to own a firearm because of mental illness and would provide guidance to states about the information they can share with a federal database that dealers use to check whether a buyer is allowed to purchase a gun.

However, mental health advocates fear that the regulations could stop those who are unwell from seeking treatment for fear that their illness would be added to federal records.

The other proposal would eliminate obstacles that could stop states from supplying information to the database.

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