House OKs Bill Allowing ‘Mentally Incapacitated’ Veterans To Buy Guns

Critics of the bill say it could lead to more suicides — in one recent year, an average of 20 veterans per day died from suicide, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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A House-approved bill would require a court hearing before a U.S. veteran is deemed mentally unfit to own a gun. Here, rifles are seen at a gun shop in Merrimack, N.H., last year.

Critics of the bill say it could lead to more suicides — in one recent year, an average of 20 veterans per day died from suicide, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(Image credit: Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images)

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House OKs Bill Allowing ‘Mentally Incapacitated’ Veterans To Buy Guns