3 thoughts on “Mental Issues, Eh?

  1. Job 4:8 says:

    (Feb 28, 2017): President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.
    The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database. Both the House and Senate last week passed the new bill, H.J. Res 40, revoking the Obama-era regulation. The National Rifle Association “applauded” Trump’s action. Chris Cox, NRA-ILA executive director, said the move “marks a new era for law-abiding gun owners, as we now have a president who respects and supports our arms.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-signs-bill-revoking-obama-era-gun-checks-people-mental-n727221
    “H.J.Res.40 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.” https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/40

  2. Bang-bang says:

    “Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/health/mass-murderers-mental-illness.html
    There are other factors that may explain U.S. mass shootings, see https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/world/americas/mass-shootings-us-international.html
    Adjusted for population, only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings among countries with more than 10 million people – it also has the world’s second-highest rate of gun ownership after the United States.

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