Feelings are strong about gun-mental health link

Feelings are strong about gun-mental health link

“To target the folks with mental illness as part of this whole gun debate and violence, isn’t really appropriate,” said Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota Executive Director.

She argues against the Gun Lobby’s depiction of people with mental illness as described by National Rifle Association head Wayne Lapierre in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre:  “The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters — people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them,”

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