Mental Health Issues Put 34,500 on New York’s No-Guns List

May 31, 2016 | 0 comments

34,500 New Yorkers have been placed on the state’s no-guns list due to “mental health” issues.

A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.
The database, established in the aftermath of the mass shooting in 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and maintained by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, is the result of the Safe Act. It is an expansive package …read more