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  •  Bogus argument. (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, radical simplicity

    Gun deaths and mental illness have almost no correlation other than a handful of high-profile cases.  Again, from today's NYT article by R.A.Friedman, MD:

    In the National Institute of Mental Health’s E.C.A. study, for example, people with no mental disorder who abused alcohol or drugs were nearly seven times as likely as those without substance abuse to commit violent acts.
    Filtering the supposed crazies won't stop the problem.  

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