• There's a surprisingly strong link between mental health and gun violence, but it probably isn't what you think

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    US politicians like President Donald Trump have blamed recent deadly shootings on individuals' mental health problems .
    But mental health issues aren't predictive of violent outbursts: Although one in five Americans struggle with mental illness, people with mental health problems account for just 3% of violent crime.
    There is a different, notable link between violence and mental illness: People with major mental illnesses are 2.5 times more likely to be the victims of violent outbursts than the general public.
    As mass shootings by young, angry men armed with machine guns become deadlier...
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  • It doesn't really matter what Trump thinks of gun control

    It doesn't really matter what Trump thinks of gun control

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    It doesn't really matter what Trump thinks about gun control.
    He can't do much without Congress, and he doesn't have the political experience or skill to bend his party to his will on this issue.
    He also owes pro-gun voters a lot.
    It doesn't really matter what President Donald Trump thinks about gun control.
    It seems that the 17 Americans killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the outspoken, brave survivors who will not allow the country to forget about them are making something of an impact on the president. He has started asking questions about what he can do about background...
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