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  • The Dividends Of Mental Health

    As the discussion of gun violence ratcheted up in the wake of the December 14 Sandy Hook School shootings, the talking points in that debate highlighted two components of the crime that serve as a handy indicators of the pro-gun or anti-gun disposition of any given argument: the psychological state of mass murderers and the mechanical means of their mayhem. Gun rights advocates believe it is a mental health problem. Gun control advocates believe it is a matter of limiting access to the most efficiently lethal guns.