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Conn. Law May Discourage Mental Illness Sufferers From Help

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, states have taken steps to limit gun access for people with mental illness. In Connecticut, a new law requires psychiatric hospitals to report anyone who is voluntarily admitted, so the state can revoke any gun licenses they may hold. Some in the mental health community say it could prevent people from seeking psychiatric help.

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Michael Hortens

The shooter at Sandy Hook appears to have had severe mental problems. I think the state's new law would not have stopped him from seeing a mental health professional. He was a pretty sick boy. In three to five years, there will certainly be more articles on whether or not this law was effective at all and not a reaction to that tragedy. Mike from Nyack

Jun. 18 2013 09:07 AM

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