Fix the New State Law That Creates Barriers to Treatment for People With Mental Illness

November 24, 2014 8:46 PM

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Governor Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission recently stated that Connecticut's 2013 gun law "cast the net too wide" in requiring that all persons who voluntarily admit themselves to a psychiatric hospital should be reported to the state.

This provision, which unjustly paints anyone with a mental illness as a potential danger to society, is not altogether unique. In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, as policy makers -- local and national -- wrestled with the need to restrict guns and gun hardware, it became a rare point of bip...

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