Scapegoating Mentally Ill Won’t Fix Gun Violence

Scapegoating Mentally Ill Won’t Fix Gun Violence

Unfortunately, advocacy for the mentally ill is puny compared to the lobby for the right to own handheld devices that  shoot deadly metal pellets at high speed. Between the gun-lobby’s intransigence and the Obama Administration’s timidity, mental illness has become the low-hanging fruit in the nation’s dialogue on gun violence....

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Aim High, Shoot Low

  Last week, in an interview for The New Republic, President Obama told reporters that he went skeet shooting “all the time” at Camp David. This statement quickly became the shot heard round the blogosphere, receiving criticism from both ends of the political spectrum. Liberals insisted that the president...

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