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Georgann Witte / Mental-health screenings are no answer

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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 12:01 am

The horrific mass murder of children and school personnel in Newtown, Conn., prompted calls for more screening of gun buyers to identify the mentally ill and prevent or restrict purchases of weapons and ammunition. This simplistic, impractical and unfair proposal wrongly stigmatizes a large (and constantly shifting) group of our fellow citizens, without adequately addressing the underlying dangers of loosely regulated guns.

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