McKenna to give a Report on Firearms and Gun Possession Thursday
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Rob McKenna along with other stakeholders will hold a meeting this morning to discuss needed improvements in firearms restrictions among people with mental health commitments.
McKenna will bring up the shooting at Virginia Tech where in April, 32 people were killed. The shooter was able to purchase firearms from a dealer in Virginia because a previous court order requiring him to receive outpatient mental health treatment had not been entered in either state or federal databases.
A similar incident on May 20, 2007, in Moscow, Idaho will also be discussed where a man killed four people and wounded three others. McKenna says it was illegal for him to possess firearms because he had been previously convicted of domestic battery.
McKenna performed a survey back in may of laws and regulations focusing on mental health and gun possession.
He will give his recommendations today at the University of Washington in Seattle at 10 A.M.