14 Dec '12, 11pm

Actually, Mentally Ill People are More Likely to Be Victims of Violence

Actually, Mentally Ill People are More Likely to Be Victims of Violence

With two horrific mass shootings in one week, one of which left 20 children dead in Connecticut, the national conversation in the United States is once again turning to the epidemic of gun violence that appears to have the nation firmly in its grip. 2012 has been a particularly deadly and awful year, leading many to call for decisive action on an issue that’s been troubling the U.S. for a long time. Too many people die as a result of gun crime every year in the U.S., and even one mass shooting is too many . Sadly, this conversation only seems to take place in the immediate aftermath of a shooting, when everyone becomes outraged. Then the issue fades from the radar again until the next shooting, at which point the same arguments come up and then are allowed to quietly fade away again. Sadder still, much of the rhetoric that swirls around mass shootings is incorrect, damagin...

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