Major County Sheriffs' Association

Police push for background checks on gun purchases

Jan 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama are urging him to improve the mental health system and strengthen background checks, but did not unify on more controversial gun control measures.

Leaders of the Major County Sheriffs' Association said they told the president Monday to focus on the mental health system.