Elliot Rodger and the NRA myth: How the gun lobby scapegoats mental illness

Elliot Rodger and the NRA myth: How the gun lobby scapegoats mental illness

Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara rampage that killed seven people (including the gunman) is just one of a series in the United States over the last two months. 

However, rather than emphasize the crisis of guns in America, the media has done just what the National Rifle Association wants: deemphasize the role of weapons in these massacres and focus instead on a different, more convenient scapegoat, mental illness. 

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