No checks for mental illness on Ohio CHL's

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    No checks for mental illness on Ohio CHL's

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...NEWS/304270044

    COLUMBUS – Attorney General Marc Dann today said Ohio failed to check whether any people with permits to carry concealed weapons are mentally incompetent, as required by law.

    Dann said the oversight came to light the day of the Virginia Tech shootings, when a doctor asked about forms used to report people who are involuntarily committed for mental illness.

    Dann said his office discovered four people deemed incompetent had applied for permits to carry concealed weapons.

    There are more than 100,000 Ohioans with legal permits to carry concealed weapons.

    The records also hadn’t been shared with the FBI, as required by state law.

    “I’m absolutely horrified,” Dann said at a news conference today. “There is absolutely no excuse for the previous administration’s failure to perform these critically important, legally mandated checks.’’

    Records are still being checked in Hamilton County Probate Court, Dann said.

    Dann said the state employee responsible for the mistake no longer works for the Attorney General’s office, He apparently failed to check probate court records after concluding the mental health data was unreliable.

    About 12,000 Ohioans have been involuntarily committed for mental illness, according to Dann’s initial review of probate court records.

    Two people in Lorain and Summit counties received concealed-carry permits before they were deemed mentally incompetent, according to Dann, who asked sheriffs in those counties to revoke the permits. Separately, two applicants in Lucas and Trumbull counties may have committed a felony by not reporting their mental illness on gun permit forms.

    Dann said the vast majority of gun permit applicants are law-abiding citizens.
    It will be interesting to see if anything else comes from this. Their is a similar article in pretty much every major Ohio newspaper today. The state should be doing their job I suppose, but this is just more knee-jerk stuff from after VT. 1:50,000 is a pretty low ratio, and there are always things and people that slip through the cracks. Wonder how they discovered all of this though.
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    Dann said his office discovered four people deemed incompetent had applied for permits to carry concealed weapons.
    Classic strawman. ANYONE can apply, even the craziest of them all.

    The question is: where any of these four given CHLs? The article definitely implies so, though facts are definitely NOT in evidence.

    Typical KKKolumbus BS.

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    it appears that two of them were CHL holders who were at some point later diagnosed with a mental disorder while still having their liscense, and the other two did I bieleve receive theirs
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