Adding more innocent Americans to the National Instant Criminal Background database because of a mental disability is a disturbing trend — one that could be applied to voting, parenting or other rights dearer than gun ownership. We opposed it because it would do little to stem gun violence but do much to harm our civil rights.
ACLU senior legislative counsel
ACLU disability counsel
February 20, 2017
ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair
[If only they would recognize the same logic could be successfully applied to all weapon ownership laws.—Joe]