Parsing the Science on Mental Illness and Mass Shootings | The Takeaway, WNYC

Audio, Guns, Mass Shootings, Mental Illness

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Last week, President Donald Trump waded into the debate. In a statement issued Thursday, he said his administration was “committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our school and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.”

But right now, very little is known about the shooter, and some say that focusing on mental health doesn’t do anything to prevent these types of shootings.

Dr. Metzl appears on The Takeaway from WNYC.

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