Editorial Advisory Board: Guns and the severely mentally ill

Perhaps the most sensitive issue the General Assembly could face in this session is the issue of guns in the hands of persons who are severely mentally ill. The General Assembly is well-prepared to handle that issue because, in a prescient move in 2012, it directed the creation of a Task Force to Study Access of Mentally Ill Individuals to Regulated Firearms. That Task Force, made up of law enforcement personnel and mental health experts, issued its first Report and recommendations on Jan. 2.

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