Loophole that allowed gun purchase is closed

May 1, 2007
Virginia governor's executive order will make it harder for mentally ill people to acquire weapons

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has signed an executive order that closes a reporting loophole that allowed a mentally ill Virginia Tech student to buy the guns that killed 32 people and himself on the campus last month. Under the order, the names of all people involuntarily committed to receive mental health treatment will be provided to a federal database used for background checks on potential gun buyers.

Click here to read The Roanoke Times article.

RELATED: One loophole closed; the rest still available. Click here to read The Richmond Times-Dispatch column.

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