WASHINGTON (AP) - WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun rights supporters are calling for greater efforts to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous. That's in response to the recent Washington Navy Yard shootings.
National Rifle Association official Wayne LaPierre told NBC television's "Meet the Press" Sunday not enough of the mentally ill are being committed to psychiatric hospitals.
He said "homicidal maniacs" left on the street are "going to kill."
Aaron Alexis, the IT contractor who killed 12 people inside a Navy Yard building last week, had a history of violent outbursts and was being treated for serious mental problems. He was able to exploit weaknesses in federal laws aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.
Legislation to expand background checks on gun purchasers is stalled in the Senate.
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Bay Area Food Bank, Christian Food Pantry, and American Flooring and Cabinets join together to feed families in need this Christmas season.