Ban on Mentally ill People Buying Guns Wasn’t Evidence Based


From The Washington Post: Republicans are moving to reverse a ban instituted by the Obama administration that prevented certain people from buying guns based on a designation of mental illness. This policy was not based on evidence, as research shows that the vast majority of individuals categorized as mentally ill are not violent or suicidal.

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  1. Anything which claims to be “evidence based” is most likely a ruse. One would ASSUME that anything scientific would be based on some kind of evidence; if they have to point out that they used “evidence” to support their findings in this case what do they normally do?