Men­tal health ex­cuse

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Our pres­i­dent says that the mass shoot­ing inside the First Bap­tist Church in Suther­land Springs, Texas, which killed 26 and in­jured 20 oth­ers, is a “men­tal health prob­lem” rather than a “guns sit­u­a­tion.” This is the same pres­i­dent who over­turned Barack Obama’s gun reg­u­la­tion—per­sons who are on the So­cial Se­cu­rity rolls and could not work be­cause of a “men­tal health prob­lem” were in­el­i­gi­ble to pur­chase guns.

Is Trump try­ing to tell us with his con­flicted think­ing that men­tal health prob­lems that are bad enough to blame for mass killings are not bad enough for a per­son to get a gun? Is his so­lu­tion that of the NRA’s, that every­one should have guns? How nice for the NRA; how nice for the pres­i­dent who ac­cepts their sup­port! How tragic for peace­ful law-abid­ing Amer­i­cans. AIMEE CRO­CHET

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