1 in 10 Americans Has Anger Issues and Access to Guns: Survey

April 8, 2015 1:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in 10 Americans has a history of impulsive and angry behavior and ready access to guns, new research indicates.

The serious mental health issues that would legally prevent someone from purchasing a gun -- such as involuntary commitment to a psychiatric ward for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder -- only account for about 4 percent of U.S. gun violence, noted study author Jeffrey Swanson.

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