Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mental Illness and Guns

In case you missed it, the correlation between mental illness and violence towards others is not in evidence.
The belief that the mentally ill are more likely to take part in a mass shooting appears to be a misleading. There were 198,760 homicides committed by a firearm in the United States between 1999 and 2015, according to the National Center for Health Statistic. Despite the high number, the APA report from 2016 says that fewer than 1 percent of firearm homicides are committed by a person diagnosed with a mental illness.
99% of of homicides on the other hand ....

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