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Mentally unstable Reno man allowed to buy gun
http://elkodaily.com/news/mentally-unstable-reno-man-allowed-to-buy-gun/article_7aa8cb74-ee60-11e2-b ^ | 07/16/2013 | unknown

Posted on 07/16/2013 8:20:26 PM PDT by redreno

RENO (AP) — A young man who bought a handgun from a Reno police sergeant was adjudicated as mentally ill by a judge and prohibited from purchasing a weapon, but his name was never entered into a background check system because of a coding error, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Tuesday.

Although background checks are not required for private gun sales, a coding error by the Washoe County clerk’s office prevented his name from being entered into state and federal databases, the Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/13gYX0L ) reported Tuesday. That means the 19-year-old would not have been flagged even if a background check had been conducted.

The clerk’s office is now auditing its records, the newspaper said.

The case is fueling ongoing debate in Nevada over gun control after the Democrat-controlled Legislature passed a bill this year requiring background checks for all gun purchase. SB221 was vetoed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who said the measure would erode Nevadans’ Second Amendment rights.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; nevada; reno; secondamendment; sourcetitlenoturl
If this mentally unfit man hasn't been arrested and charged with federal & state crimes, that would be the bigger story.
1 posted on 07/16/2013 8:20:26 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Just as long as they don’t let the mentally unstable Dingy Harry have a gun, things should be OK.


2 posted on 07/16/2013 8:22:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: redreno

Lieutenant Dangle?

3 posted on 07/16/2013 8:24:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: redreno

They ran the story 3 consecutive days on the front page of the Reno gazette urinal. I thought (and I could be wrong) that persons under 21 were prohibited from buying handguns. The police officer should have known this (if I’m correct) and should be disciplined regardless of the persons mental capacity. If he’s prohibited from possession due to his mental incapacity then mark kelley-giffords wife should also be prohibited. Regardless of the fact that her incapacity was no fault of her own.

As an aside, driving home a while ago on Virginia St there were some asshats near the bridge over the Truckee holding “we are trayvon” signs. One even had on a V for Vendetta mask. I gave them 2 thumbs down. They didn’t like that. TFB!


4 posted on 07/16/2013 8:33:59 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: redreno

The government has shown itself to be incompetent in nearly everything it does. Why should it be any better at running a do-not-sell-to list?


5 posted on 07/16/2013 8:34:36 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: redreno

I forgot to ask redreno, how you doin’? We’re doin’ good over here in Golden Valley. Lovin’ life.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 8:35:21 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: redreno

Look at all the “mentally unstable” morons we have in the District of Corruption running the country and nobody is complaining. Being “mentally unstable” is the “new norm” in the ObamaNation.


7 posted on 07/16/2013 8:37:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: redreno

[ That means the 19-year-old would not have been flagged even if a background check had been conducted. ]

AND THAT MEANS (gotta read between the lines, folks) that the Police Sergeant sold it to someone he knew nothing about, and didn’t bother with a background check.

I thought that the “LAW” was trying to tell us that such a thing is unacceptable ?

Why is it that those who uphold the law for others, cannot even set a good example themselves?


8 posted on 07/16/2013 8:42:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Amen to that.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 8:42:49 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: redreno

My understanding is that, due to the HIPPA laws, a person’s mental health history isn’t included in the background check anyway. It’s the reason that the killers in Tuscon, Virginia Tech and the Aurora movie theater were all subjected to background checks and they all passed them.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 8:50:43 PM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: raisetheroof

No longer true.
Obama usurped that with one of his executive orders after Sandy Hook.


11 posted on 07/16/2013 8:57:52 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: redreno

Judging by the headline I thought it was probably referring to Harry Reid.


12 posted on 07/16/2013 8:59:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: raisetheroof

Her is the problem with the new EO.
It allows GPs PA’s and Nurses to make the call of a mental health professional.
So you get some hoplophobe nurse and bang! you are on the list.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 9:00:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: rktman
As an aside, driving home a while ago on Virginia St there were some asshats near the bridge over the Truckee holding “we are trayvon” signs. One even had on a V for Vendetta mask. I gave them 2 thumbs down. They didn’t like that. TFB!

:o) Why no two center digits UP?

14 posted on 07/16/2013 9:03:34 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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