After Newtown--public opinion on gun policy and mental illness.

  title={After Newtown--public opinion on gun policy and mental illness.},
  author={Colleen L. Barry and Emma E. Mcginty and Jon S. Vernick and Daniel W. Webster},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={368 12},
T 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… CONTINUE READING