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Checks Against Gun Purchases Miss Mentally Ill

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Checks Against Gun Purchases Miss Mentally Ill

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Checks Against Gun Purchases Miss Mentally Ill

Checks Against Gun Purchases Miss Mentally Ill

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Federal law prohibits many people with mental illness from buying a gun. Their names are supposed to be stored by the FBI. But critics say the bureau's database is full of holes.

Scott Finn reports for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.