Partisan Tensions Over Gun Control Emerge During Senate Committee Meeting On Mental Healthcare Reform Measure

The Hill (2/10, Sullivan) reports on “partisan tensions over gun control” that emerged yesterday during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee while members took up a mental healthcare reform measure from Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Cornyn’s bill “seeks to increase treatment for” people with mental illnesses “as an alternative to imprisonment – a bipartisan goal.” Democrats, however, contend that “other sections of the bill would make it easier for” people with mental illnesses to “get guns.” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said, “That is the opposite direction from which we should be moving.”

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— “Gun politics stymie mental health push,” Peter Sullivan, The Hill, February 11, 2016.

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