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17 January 2010

Press-Register (Alabama)

Less than a year after a court-ordered stay at a state mental hospital, David Otto Gluth Jr. went gun shopping. His involuntary commitment in 2008 to Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon made him ineligible under federal law to have a gun. The instant background check run by the Bass Pro Shops store in Spanish Fort failed to flag Gluth, however, because Alabama reports only a tiny fraction of mental health commitments to a national database. Gluth walked out of the... (

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