Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology & Counselor Education

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Blog Post: Scapegoating the Mentally Ill Won’t Stop Gun Violence

Mar 25, 2021 | Blogging, Uncategorized

My latest blog post addresses the horrific mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, which have reignited debate over gun laws. Some argue that the problem of gun violence is mostly attributable to mental illness, not access to guns. However, research debunks the presumed link between mass shootings and mental illness, while also showing that access to guns is a major predictor of gun violence. Read more about it here.