TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 7, 2015

A performance audit of the state court system has found that court clerks may not be sufficiently reporting information to the FBI database used to keep the mentally ill from purchasing firearms, Knoxnews reports. The report calls on the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to “implement improvements to fully comply with state statutes designed to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals with mental health issues.” The AOC concurred with the findings and said the problem is “partly due to a funding issue.” It pledged to devote the resources necessary to track the submission of mental health reports in the short term, but said it would need additional federal or state funding in the long term.