Opinion: Republicans are gunning for mental health scapegoat

The Hill, Robert Bernstein and Judge David L., December 2, 2015

"Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says mental health legislation is the appropriate response to the nation’s gun violence problem (“Ryan points to mental health bill as response to gun violence,” Nov. 16). Without question, there are problems in the nation’s system of mental healthcare, but mental health reform will not solve the problem of gun violence in America. It is time to stop using mental health as a political tactic to divert attention away from the issue that is at the heart of the tragedies Americans face every day: the easy access to guns."

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