Experts says there’s little connection between mental health and mass shootings
NPR - 02/23/2018
President Trump has raised mental health as a key factor in mass shootings, including a call Thursday to create more mental hospitals. But experts say there’s little connection between a person’s mental illness and the likelihood of a mass shooting.
Matthew Miller is a professor of epidemiology at Northeastern University who has published several papers on the risk factors of gun violence. He says the key ingredient in this mass shooting and others is not mental illness. It’s the guns.