Societal shrapnel, the mentally ill, could be better served

August 3, 2014 3:38 PM

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Societal shrapnel, the mentally ill, could be better served

Yet another tragedy involving mental illness unfolded recently and still we wring our hands about guns.

On July 24, Richard Plotts, a patient with a history of psychiatric problems and a violent criminal record, smuggled a gun and 39 rounds of ammunition into a wellness center on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He shot and killed caseworker Theresa Hunt.

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