Richard Bonnie

Don’t Arm People in a Mental Health Crisis

CO-AUTHORS Paul S. Appelbaum and Jeffrey W. Swanson
PUBLISHER
The Hill
DATE
2013-06-13
 

Abstract

As experts in mental health law and policy, we believe the best way to keep guns away from those who shouldn’t have access to them – including some people with serious mental illness – is to require a background check for every gun purchase, regardless of where it takes place. That’s why we fully supported the Manchin-Toomey legislation when it came up for a vote, and we hope those who opposed it in April will seriously reconsider their position when it’s reintroduced in the coming months.

Citation

Paul S. Appelbaum, Richard J. Bonnie & Jeffrey W. Swanson, Don’t Arm People in a Mental Health Crisis, The Hill (June 13, 2013).
 

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