Re: Another victory for gun rights activists/advocates
I'm not sure about that. I scroll down my facebook feed and every third post is someone I know repeating talking points about how "guns are not the problem." The sheer number of people who think this way is staggering.
Yes, guns are not the problem. Neither is mental illness. Each of these on its own does not equal the problem. The problem is people with mental illness owning the types of guns that can kill many people in short order, coupled with something culturally ineffable(the memetic spread of mass shootings).
Yes, we should treat mental illness, screen for it and report unusual behavior. Yes, we should restrict the ability to own guns that can kill many people in short order. We could blame culture, but good luck finding an avenue to solve the issue on that front.