Failing the mentally ill
06/02/2014 7:06 AM
06/02/2014 11:40 AM
Re "Isla Vista, Californa laws fail mentally ill" (Editoral, May 27): State laws do nothing to prevent a mentally ill person from buying a gun. If the Department of Justice was doing their job, maybe fewer mentally ill people would get a gun.
Our laws need to be enforced by professional health care people, it is not the job of police to determine this. If the stigma of mental illness is removed, then maybe more people would get their children to professionals. How long are we going to blame an object for killing when it is people who do this?
I don't believe we need stricter gun laws, just enforce the ones we have. Lock people up and get them the help they need before these awful tragedies happen. We have way to many people who are mentally ill, and we just let them be. No help, no supervision. It's a shame in this day and age.
-- Mary L. Griffin, Pollock Pines
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.