Using research evidence to reframe the policy debate around mental illness and guns: process and recommendations.
Recent mass shootings have prompted a national dialogue around mental illness and gun policy. To advance an evidence-informed policy agenda on this controversial issue, we formed a consortium of national gun violence prevention and mental health experts. The consortium agreed on a guiding principle for future policy recommendations: restricting firearm access on the basis of certain dangerous behaviors is supported by the evidence; restricting access on the basis of mental illness diagnoses is not. We describe the group's process and recommendations.
McGinty, EE; Frattaroli, S; Appelbaum, PS; Bonnie, RJ; Grilley, A; Horwitz, J; Swanson, JW; Webster, DW
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