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Would THIS make a Difference?

A study of two counties (remember it is a small study) looked at the connection or lack of connection between mental illness and gun violence.

The study does NOT show a connection between violent crime and mental illness but a definite connection with suicide, which represents the majority of gun deaths.

The study also suggests a common-sense approach to getting guns out of the hands of people most likely to hurt themselves or others:

Suggested policy reforms include enacting risk-based gun removal laws and prohibiting guns from people involuntarily detained in short-term psychiatric hospitalizations.”

Other research articles on this topic here.

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