President’s Executive Action on Gun Violence

The following articles as well as statements from several national cross-disability organizations document the very real concerns about President Obama’s executive actions to reduce gun violence, which reinforce the faulty link between mental health conditions and gun violence.

Our original action alert on this subject can be found here.

Gun Violence: Is Obama Right to Cite Mental Illness? By Paul Applebaum and Jeffrey Lieberman, Newsweek, January 17, 2016.

Expressing our common care and concern about gun control, by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Behavioral Healthcare, January 13, 2016.

President’s Executive Actions on Gun Violence Violate Civil Rights of Individuals with Psychiatric Diagnoses, Says National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, January 8, 2016.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL): Scapegoating People with Psychiatric Diagnoses Will Not Reduce Gun Violence! January 8, 2016.

American  Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD): Removing the Rights of People with Disabilities will not Lead to Reduced Gun Violence, January 6, 2016.

National Council on Disability (NCD)’s Statement on the President’s Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence, January 6, 2013.

National Disability Rights Network (NRDN) Statement in Response to Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence, January 6, 2016.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) Opposes Proposal to Link Gun Purchases to SSA Rep Payee Database, January 5, 2016.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Response to the President’s Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence, January 5, 2016.