RADIO: Public perception of mass violence and mental illness often misguided
December 30, 2017
In response to Sunday’s mass shooting at a Texas church, President Trump said the shooting was not “a guns situation,” but rather, a problem of mental health.
But according to a Vanderbilt study, between 2001 and 2010, fewer than 5 percent of fatal shootings in the United States were committed by people diagnosed with mental illness.
Originally broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio’s “News with Kerri Miller.”