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Senator Grassley calls on gov't to do better on mental health & guns

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The deadly school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, is leading to more calls for gun reform and mental health.

Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said the government has "not done a good job" of preventing those with mental health issues from acquiring guns.

"It seems to be common for a lot of these shootings, in fact almost all of the shootings, is the mental state of the people," said Senator Grassley. "And we have not done a very good job of making sure that people that have mental reasons for not being able to handle a gun getting their name into the FBI files and we need to concentrate on that."

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