MICHAEL BIESECKER and DAVID McFADDEN / The Associated PressAug 28, 2018
The suspected killer at a video game tournament had been twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities, but authorities say he was able to legally purchase the two handguns he carried at the time of the attack. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Julian Vigo / TruthdigMay 23, 2018
The push to end involuntary confinement four decades ago had unintended consequences that are being paid today by those forced to live with untreated mental illness. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
The Associated PressFeb 26, 2018
The Florida Senate Rules Committee has voted 9-4 for a bill that would raise the age to purchase rifles from 18 to 21 and create a three-day waiting period to buy the weapons. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Eric Ortiz / TruthdigFeb 19, 2018
Emma Gonzalez and other student survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Fla., are leading the fight against lawmakers and the NRA. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
RYAN J. FOLEY and DON THOMPSON / The Associated PressFeb 18, 2018
Only five states have laws allowing family, guardians or police to ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from people showing signs of violence. Florida isn't one of them. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Eugene Robinson / TruthdigFeb 16, 2018
Countries around the world have disturbed individuals, but only the U.S. suffers routine mass shootings—because weapons of war are accessible. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
The Associated PressFeb 15, 2018
In the wake of a deadly high school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott vows to keep guns from the mentally ill, and Broward County's sheriff calls for giving law enforcement more power to detain people who make threats. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigOct 13, 2016
On this week’s episode of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist discusses the incarceration of America’s mentally ill with George Mallinckrodt, psychotherapist and author of "Getting Away With Murder." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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