Vid: The Truth About Mental Illness and Guns

In the wake of any mass shooting, there’s a predictable and
justified burst of public outrage and sorrow followed by a series
of do-something legislative proposals meant to prevent similar
tragedies from ever occurring again.

Depending on the political leanings of the politician or media
figure offering the solution, the proposal often rests upon one of
these twin assumptions: We must rid the world of the wrong kinds of
weapons (i.e., “assault weapons”), or, we must keep guns away from
the wrong kinds of people (i.e., “crazy people”).  

Watch Reason TV’s video above to learn more about how targeting
the mentally ill fails to make us safer and makes treatment more
difficult for those who need it. Or, click the link below for the
full text of this story and downloadable versions of the video.

Approximately 7:30 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Shot
by Tracy Oppenheimer, Will Neff, and Weissmueller.

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from Hit & Run

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