Senators: Focusing on Mental Health Laws Easier than Dealing with Gun Control


National Journal reports that some Republican and Conservative senators alike recognize a need for gun control legislation in the wake of more mass shootings. However, these senators admit that the politics of gun control are too conflict-ridden and polarized to wade into any time soon. Consequently, reports the Journal, “It appears that focusing on mental health is still the most likely way to push a change through in Congress. But more gun laws seem to be impossible.”

This Is Why Bringing a Gun-Control Debate Back to Congress Could Be Impossible (National Journal, June 24, 2015)


  1. Because it is easy and popular to attack people with psychiatric labels than it is to actually do anything constructive. We are becoming the Jews of the twenty-first century. Just as in Germany in the 1930’s, everyone knows now that the source of all social problems is the mental cases.

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