None of the recent rampage killers were on any list of the mentally defective now being advocated in background checks. Treating the illness early makes the most sense.
The point is if we truly feel the root of the problem with these killings is mental illness, the answer is better mental health care.
While the strategy now is these provisions are dependent upon the enactment of some gun bill, we hope that the advocates will find the political courage to break this out onto its own and champion its way through enactment even after the spotlights are turned off.
— The Free Press, Mankato, Minn.