NICS Improvements Act passes both houses
Sen. Colburn's hold enabled him to get some improvements, too:
"Just before midnight Tuesday, Coburn and the Democratic supporters of the bill struck a deal: The government would pay for the cost of appeals by gun owners and prospective buyers who argue successfully in court that they were wrongly deemed unqualified for mental health reasons.
The compromise would require that incorrect records _ such as expunged mental health rulings that once disqualified a prospective gun buyer but no longer do _ be removed from system within 30 days.
The original bill would require any agency, such as the Veterans Administration or the Defense Department, to notify a person flagged as mentally ill and disqualified from buying or possessing a gun. The new version now also would require the notification when someone has been cleared of that restriction."
UPDATE: it's getting rather strange of late. Here's what Carolyn McCarthy said: "Together, we have crafted a bill that will prevent gun violence, but maintain the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens" to bear arms."
Uh ... Second Amendment rights of individuals? Law abiding citizens? I didn't antigunners were allowed to use terms like that.