Study: Nearly Nine Percent Of US Adult Population Has Impulsive Anger Issues And Easy Access To Guns.

The Washington Post (4/8, Ingraham) “Wonkblog” reported that a study published online April 8 in the journal Behavioral Sciences and the Law suggests that approximately “22 million Americans – 8.9 percent of the adult population– have impulsive anger issues and easy access to guns.” For purposes of the study, anger is defined as “explosive, uncontrollable rage, as measured by responses to the National Comorbidity Survey Replication in the early 2000s.”

MSNBC (4/9, Richinick) reports that the study authors “are calling for tighter gun-control laws.” Their study is “based on analysis of interviews with 5,000 adults between 2001 and 2003.”

According to the Los Angeles Times (4/9, Healy) “Science Now” blog, “The findings…suggest that measures to reduce gun injuries and deaths should focus less on diagnosed mental illness and more on a history of violent behavior.”

Related Links:

— “Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have severe anger issues and access to guns,”Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post, April 08, 2015.

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