Change mental health laws, not our gun laws Season of gratitude
Having read David Von Drehle’s Nov. 13 article on America’s gun control divide, mentioning the mental health of these shooters as the cause of these tragedies is exactly right. The car doesn’t hit the pedestrian nor does the gun shoot the victim. The people behind the crime and their mental health problems will persist until the liberals who did away with civil commitments and hospitalization for these individuals is reinstated.
In the 1980s our government officials felt it was “inhumane” to hospitalize the mentally ill and now they roam the streets killing innocent people, pushing people onto train tracks in New York City and committing various crimes and their families can’t commit them. Their hands are tied as they watch their loved ones deteriorate within a society that does little to treat them. Our prisons are now filled with mental health patients who should be hospitalized.
Changing gun laws will do nothing without mental health changes. our lawmakers and I for one am totally against a system that prevents women from making their own choices.