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Focus on mental health criticized

Easy gun access is bigger problem, medical experts contend

By LINDSEY TANNER The Associated Press

This article was originally published February 20, 2018 at 2:41 a.m. Updated February 20, 2018 at 2:41 a.m.

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FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

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Frustration is mounting in the medical community as President Donald Trump's administration again points to mental illness in response to a mass shooting.

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23cal says... February 20, 2018 at 9 a.m.

I don't recall any of the mass shooters who were legally judged innocent by reason of insanity. If they weren't health affected enough for that, I doubt they could be deemed mental health affected enough to ban them from owning firearms. This idea is at worst nothing but a distraction from gun control, at best a tiny band-aid on a gaping wound.

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