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Having access to a gun is more of a risk factor for violence than being diagnosed with a mental illness, research shows.
Experts and lawmakers who are once again trying to make sense of what drives gun violence in the United States, however, disagree about what role, if any, mental illness plays.
Do you think that everyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness should be banned from gun possession/ownership?
The suit charges NBC and the Institute of Safety Analysis with rigging tests of GM’s trucks with incendiary devices to force explosions on impact and that the vehicles tested were not equipped with the proper gas tanks.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, people with serious mental illness commit only about 3 percent of violent crimes.
rates of mental illness are roughly the same around the world, yet other countries are not experiencing these traumatic events as often as we face them. One critical factor is access to, and the lethality of, the weapons that are being used in these crimes. Adding racism, intolerance and bigotry to the mix is a recipe for disaster.”
"Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun,” Trump said
Overview. The insanity defense refers to a defense that a defendant can plead in a criminal trial. In an insanity defense, the defendant admits the action, but asserts a lack of culpability based on a mental illness. The insanity defense is classified as an excuse defense, rather than a justification defense.