"That is, Arizona needed the new law to get money to put more people judged mentally incompetent on the list of those prohibited from buying or possessing firearms."
The Federal law has been passed to pay the states to have these records put problem is Obama has not signed a budget that has paid for the FBI NICS program and has had barely 5.3 % of what funds there were supposed to have to fully fund this program which the NRA supported and helped right with anti gun activists. The NRA has zero control over what funds are appropriated in a budget. Also it makes zero sense for them to back a law that was signed by bush in 2008 to increase the list of people on the ban list by several million then trying and claim they are the reason this has not happened. The funds are not there to do this because Obama has not signed a flipping budget in over 1,033 days, not because the NRA did anything to stop those funds from getting to the program. I explained this in more detail above that your author of that link for sure does not even come close to comprehending how this works.
From the very same link you gave supports this, what the NRA has always supported is when a person has been adjudicated of a crime(guilty) that they have their rights to own a firearm stripped. The NRA has never supported giving arms back to mentally defective people ever that DUE PROCESS has proven they are guilty.
Also ANY JUDGE CAN PUT what is called a firearm restriction in the temporary order(Injunctions), and the judge will order all guns the police will take from their home and other property of the suspect. This is not something that has to wait for trial to be done, a simple affidavit to a judge is done similar to a warrant that can be done in less than a hour if the paperwork supports the claim.
Tucsonan Todd Rathner, an NRA board member, said the group has been consistent and strong on the issue.
"We've been saying for 20 years that, once you've been adjudicated mentally defective, you should be entered into the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) database," he said.
"Mentally defective," by the way, is the phrase used in federal law, not Rathner's word choice.
"Whether a judge uses 'clear and convincing evidence' or 'preponderance of the evidence' is really an ancillary issue to whether the records are entered in the first place," he said.
That's true only to an extent. It turns out, the reason for the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission to pursue the law in the first place, back in 2011, was to qualify for grants from the Justice Department to increase Arizona's submissions to the NICS database.
That is, Arizona needed the new law to get money to put more people judged mentally incompetent on the list of those prohibited from buying or possessing firearms.
In stupid terms for some people here and that idiot author.
AGAIN THE NRA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT FUNDS THEIR STATE AND OTHERS ARE NOT GETTING. THE NRA HAS WORKED WITH GUN CONTROL SUPPORTERS TO ADD MILLIONS OF FELONS AND MENTAL ILL PEOPLE TO THAT VERY LIST THAT the NICS Improvement Amendments Act in 2007 WAS SIGNED IN 2008, YET THOSE PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN ADDED NOT BECAUSE OF THE NRA OR OTHER GROUPS. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CUT THE MONEY ALLOCATED TO THE PROGRAM AND HAS ONLY GIVE 5.3% OF WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING. You all need to get your damn facts straight.