Increasing Mental Health Help Would Reduce Gun Violence, Hearing Attendees Testify

The AP (12/15, Thompson) reports that Rep. Mike Thompson (R-CA), who chairs the House Democrats’ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, conducted a hearing in Sacramento, CA on Dec. 14 at which “a gun club owner and a gun dealer” testified that “closing loopholes in federal background checks and increasing mental health help would reduce gun violence.” Thompson, who is the “co-author of a House bill requiring nationwide background checks at gun shows and for those who buy guns from individuals online,” was accused by “gun rights proponents…of politicizing the issue.”

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— “Mental health care would curb violence, some at hearing say,” Don Thompson, Associated Press, December 14, 2015.

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