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L. Neil Smith's
Number 778, July 6, 2014

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the
land unto all the inhabitants thereof.

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Re: "To Tell the Truth", Letter from A.X. Perez

Of course, it depends on the definition of "mentally ill." I think anyone who actually wants to harm others is insane, but that has little to do with how psychiatrists arrive at a diagnosis—and most of them will seriously deny that they can reliably predict who will become violent, regardless of the diagnosis.

Seems to me that anyone who demonstrates the desire to control other people also has the capacity to harm others physically—no matter if they are called "mentally ill," if they hold the weapon themselves or hire proxies. The mundane "mentally ill" are obviously not the core problem.

Below is a potentially valuable study to determine the actual risks and the relationship of those risks to "mental health" efforts, especially those directed toward gun owners.

MamaLiberty (a.k.a. Susan Callaway)

Mental illness and reduction of gun violence and suicide: bringing epidemiologic research to policy [Read full text]

Research concerning public attitudes toward persons with mental illness is reviewed and juxtaposed with evidence from benchmark epidemiologic and clinical studies of violence and mental illness and of the accuracy of psychiatrists' risk assessments. Selected policies and laws designed to reduce gun violence in relation to mental illness are critically evaluated; evidence-based policy recommendations are presented.

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