Mark Kelly: Background Checks Should Include Mental Health Records

Kelly speaks of gun control during an interview with Chris Wallace

By on April 1st, 2013 13:38 GMT

Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), shot in Tucson in 2011 along with 18 other people, six of whom died, is speaking out for the inclusion of mental health records in the gun ownership application process.

As we all know, the former gun owner has become passionate about the gun control issue since his wife's shooting, even attempting to buy a Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle recently to prove how easy acquiring one is.

In an interview with Chris Wallace, Kelly speaks of his wife's shooter passing a background check because said process did not make reference to mental illnesses.

The unstable man, who had been kicked out of college for his mental problems, could easily buy a weapon and go on a killing spree.

What Kelly suggests doesn't sound unrealistic or unreasonable, but don't hesitate to leave your opinion in the comments section.

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