National Instant Criminal Background Check Database http://ripr.org en To NICS or Not to NICS? Mental Health, Guns, and Background Checks http://ripr.org/post/nics-or-not-nics-mental-health-guns-and-background-checks <p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="">Here's one piece of</span></font> legislation proposed by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin today as part of a package of gun safety bills:</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:51:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13295 at http://ripr.org Debrief: Do gun background check databases work? http://ripr.org/post/debrief-do-gun-background-check-databases-work <p><em>Rhode Island Public Radio health care reporter joined afternoon host Dave Fallon in the studio to talk about what public health experts and legal scholars have to say about mental health records and the gun background check database. A transcript follows. You can listen to our feature story on Rhode Island's lack of participation in the National Instant Criminal Background Check, or NICS, database <a href="http://ripr.org/post/no-ri-records-natl-gun-background-check-database">here</a>.</em></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay & Dave Fallon 8731 at http://ripr.org No RI records in nat'l gun background check database http://ripr.org/post/no-ri-records-natl-gun-background-check-database <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) President Obama has just unveiled a set of 23 actions he’ll take to curb gun violence. Among them: encouraging states to share information with a national background check database. While some states are already contributing a significant amount of information, Rhode Island hasn’t submitted a single record.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8729 at http://ripr.org