POSTED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 7:34pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — In an effort to promote gun safety, Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that he's planning new laws when it comes to mental health and buying guns.
Jindal wants the state to use mental health records and submit them to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
The governor says people with mental health issues often slip through the cracks, and this is for their protection too.
The NICS database helps prevent people with a criminal history or severe mental health illness from purchasing firearms.