Marshall Co. sheriff proposes gun control for mentally ill | News
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF)- Marshall County law enforcement are proposing legislation to prevent mentally ill from having firearms.
Sheriff Scott Walls said he has been in contact with local delegation as well as Representative Max McCutcheon about legislation that would address the mentally ill purchasing firearms.
He said the legislation would require mental health workers and probate judges to forward the name, sex, date of birth, social security number and address of anyone deemed to have a mental illness for entry into the NICS Index Denied Persons File.
He said this would control the access of weapons to people deemed mentally ill.
Walls said he is dedicated to protecting the second amendment as well as citizens and those defenseless against attack.
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