Top SC prosecutor to discuss guns, mental health

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and law enforcement leaders are unveiling a legislative package aimed at addressing gun violence and mental health.

Wilson and others discuss their proposals at the Statehouse on Tuesday.

Wilson says South Carolina shouldn't stay on the list of six states with no barriers to prevent the mentally ill from purchasing guns.

The Republican says he was inspired to take on the issue by recent events, including the recent arrest of a woman accused of trying to shoot an official at a Charleston school. Authorities say that woman had pleaded not guilty by reason of mental incompetence to a previous crime, then went on to purchase the gun she's accused of using at the school.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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