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To Reduce Gun Violence Tackle Mental Illness: Revealed in a Public Poll

Oregon gun background checks already cover gunshows. Courtesy photo

Oregon gun background checks already cover gunshows.
Courtesy photo

A public poll taken by Public Broadcasting shows that Americans want renewed emphasis on mental health intervention as a way to reduce gun violence.

It’s safe to say that those mowing down innocent victims with semi-automatic weapons obviously had a mental health issue – some with a long history of it. But only a small percentage were under the care of a therapist or psychiatrist which begs the question – how do you intervene when you don’t know who’s about to go nuts with a gun? How do you keep guns away from troubled, unbalanced people?

Here’s more on the story from The Oregonian. Click here.

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