Those who oppose further restrictions on gun ownership often set their sights on the mental health care system. Shouldn’t psychiatrists be able to identify as dangerous someone like Nikolas Cruz…? — Amy Barnhorst, New York Times
Binaries. You’re with us or against us.
As I prepared to post this New York Times op-ed article, I wondered how many readers would see it, and me, as anti-gun. And that reminded me of an article my blogging friend K.L. Allendoerfer had sent me on exactly that topic: false binaries, especially as applied to gun ownership and use.
Explaining that there’s no way to determine and treat the “dangerous mentally ill” is bound to inflame some opponents of gun control, but this article gives concrete examples of why that’s true. — MHP