§61-7A-1. Legislative intent.
It is the intention of the Legislature in the enactment of
this article to clarify the persons whom it intends to proscribe
from the possession of firearms due to substance abuse or mental
illness; establish a process in reporting the names of persons
proscribed from possession of firearms due to mental illness to the
central state mental health registry; authorize reporting by
registry to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System;
and to prescribe a means for reinstating one's ability to lawfully
possess a firearm.