NRA: Get 'homicidal maniacs' off streets

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm •  Published: September 22, 2013
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"We have to make it where the health care professionals in this country, when they see somebody that is having symptoms of psychosis or schizophrenia, that they can act on that by notifying the 'do not sell' list so that people can't buy guns," he said. "He (Alexis) bought a gun in spite of the fact that at several interchanges people were aware of his psychosis."

At the same time, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., the co-author of a bill to expand background checks to more gun purchasers, acknowledged the bill remains stalled in the Senate. He told CBS he has no intention of renewing his effort to pass the measure in light of the Navy Yard shootings unless he seems movement on the part of the opponents of the bill.

"I'm not going to go out there and just beat the drum for the sake of beating the drum," he said. "There has to be people willing to move off the position they've taken, and they've got to come to that conclusion themselves."

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