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FARGO — North Dakota has been shooting blanks when it comes to submitting mental health records to the background check system used to screen gun permit applications.


North Dakota was one of a dozen states singled out in a new report as having reported fewer than 100 mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to