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After Newtown - Public Opinion on Gun Policy and Mental Illness

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 30 Jan 2013

CL Barry, EE McGinty, JS Vernick and DW Webster
Abstract
The horrific loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012 has prompted a national conversation about guns and mental illness in the United States.This tragedy occurred less than 6 months after 70 people were shot in a movie theater in Colorado and after highly publicized mass shootings in Arizona and at Virginia Tech. These four events share two common characteristics: all four shooters were apparently mentally ill, and all four used guns with large-capacity magazines, allowing them to fire multiple rounds of ammunition without reloading. As policymakers consider options to reduce gun violence, they . . .
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Fairfield County, Connecticut, Weapon, Projectile, Firearm, U.S. state, Colorado, Mental disorder, Mental illness
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