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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Professor of Psychiatry speaks fact; CSGV hardest hit
However, Duke University Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jeff Swanson cautioned that the link between gun violence against others and diagnosable mental health is, in fact, very small.
“Twenty-eight percent of gun-disqualifying records are related to mental
health,” he said. “But only 4 percent of those who commit gun violence
have a serious mental illness. If we waved a magic wand and eliminated
all diagnosable mental health problems, we’d have 96 percent of the same
... I call it embarrassing because the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy turns out to be a pseudo think-tank of our friends at the Cult Coalition to Stop Gun Rights Violencevia
their Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. I figure they were not
expecting Dr. Swanson to get off the reservation or that it was recorded
Yeah, it's troublesome for them when the expert they're counting on speaks truth. Which isn't what they want.