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Bolster scrutiny to keep guns from mentally ill: Editorial

Bolster scrutiny to keep guns from mentally ill: Editorial

Often when a clerk forgets to file paperwork, what's at risk are inconveniences such as the lights going dark, a missed deadline, or a sharp-tongued telephone call about the tardy mortgage. Unless the filing failure occurred in the office charged with communicating information about those judged too mentally ill to exercise their Second Amendment rights. In that case, the risk is another Sandy Hook. Central Florida residents unwittingly lived the past two years under that sword of Damocles thanks to a lapse at the Orange County Clerk of Courts. Sentinel reporter Rene Stutzman found the office neglected to forward to state and federal registries the names of 1,100 individuals...

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