CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) - Last year after the Carson City IHOP shooting News 4 helped expose a state law to prevent mentally ill people from getting guns was largely not being followed. And now 12 months after that Fact Finder report DPS Records Division Director Patrick Conmay says they’ve seen a 73 percent increase in the amount of names being handed over.
“Some of the spotlight from when the report came out probably helped,” he said.
DPS also responded by sending letters to the court reminding them of their duty to follow the law.
“We'll continue to monitor it and if we see a fall off we'll end reminds ad try to esure we stay in compliance,” he said.
But he says the law still isn’t bulletproof. To find out where he thinks there is room for improvement, click on the video attached to this story.