I'm getting aggravated listening to everyone talk about how we could solve all our country's gun problems if we just took guns out of the hands of people with mental illness. Statistically, people with mental illness do not commit more crimes than the average person, unless they also abuse substances. They are, however, more likely to be victims of crimes. Keeping guns away from people with mental illness would only work if we (a) redefined mental illness so that it actually meant propensity to shoot people, which is does not, and (b) obtained an all-knowing crystal ball that will tell us ahead of time who is going to develop mental illness, or for that matter, become a criminal.
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