For Dangerous Mentally Ill, Treatment Interventions Are Indicated

The horrific mass murders at a Connecticut elementary school has brought the usual shrieks from gun grabbers, while the unaddressed root problem appears to be a mental health issue not adequately treated. It’s not the first time.

For example, Jared Loughner, a psychologically disturbed young man, had been suspended by the college he attended, apparently to [...]

Mexico Miffed over Gunrunning Scandal

Finally, we see some reporting in the American press about the reaction in Mexico to the shocking Gunrunner scandal, in which the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency allowed thousands of firearms to be bought in US gun stores by straw buyers to be funneled to Mexican organized crime, supposedly so the guns could be “traced” [...]

PBS Examines Mental Health Intervention in Light of Giffords Shooting

It was alarming (but not surprising) to see the usual gun-grabbers immediately swing into action after the mass murder in Tucson that killed six and severely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

As I wrote at the time, the public policy failure was in the mental health arena, not gun control. Fellow students in shooter Jared Loughner’s classes [...]