Audit: NV mental illness cases missed gun checks

RENO — Nevada’s court administrator says the state has failed to send almost 2,000 guardianship cases involving those with mental illnesses to a database of people who are not allowed to have firearms.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Administrator Robin Sweet completed a statewide audit of the cases last week after the newspaper first reported in August hundreds of cases in Washoe County alone had failed to be entered in the National Instant Background Check System since 2010.

The newspaper says it reviewed 274 Washoe County cases identified in the new audit and found many were considered violent. They included a woman who wanted to kill her daughter-in-law, a man arrested dozens of times for assaults and a student arrested twice this year for school violence and once for attacking his mother.


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