Thank you, Bob, for this brilliant article. Your message is of great societal importance. I’d like to add the observation that in contrast to the 25% prevalence for past-year “mental illness,” lifetime prevalence estimates are approximately 50% (e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_mental_disorders). More sophisticated studies show that the vast majority of the population will meet diagnostic criteria for one or more “mental disorders” by middle age (e.g., https://www.div12.org/is-abnormal-psychology-really-all-that-abnormal/). My point is this: an additional reason for criticising blaming gun violence on the “mentally ill” is that most people are members of that group.