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.
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.