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Mental Illness Not a Factor in Most US Gun Violence, Study Finds

The drill is almost numbingly the same: After a shooting in the U.S., people stop to honor the victims at the spot where they died. Some leave balloons. Others leave flowers. Some shed tears. The tragedy rivets the nation. And then come the calls to strengthen laws to prevent people with mental illness from gaining access to guns. When President Barack Obama appeared on a CNN program on gun control in January, a sheriff mentioned that the "real problem" in stopping gun...

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