Despite several incidents of people with mental problems killing random people, mentally ill people have easy access to guns, according to a new report by the anti-gun advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Recently, Jared Loughner brought attention to the issue of mentally ill people and guns when he shot Congressman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona.
The New York Daily News reports:
It showed that 23 states submitted fewer than 100 mental health histories to the National Instant Criminal Background Check. The database has blocked more than 1.6 million gun-permit applications and sales to felons since it was created in 1999.