WAVE 3 Editorial - December 18, 1012: Stop the Assaults
By Ken Selvaggi WAVE 3 Vice President & General Manager
Our community hurt considerably 23 years ago when a gunman
went on a shooting rampage inside the Courier-Journal building. Our entire nation is hurting now with a small
community in Connecticut following the
second deadliest school shooting in our nation's history. In between, there have been several mass
shootings that have ripped apart our country.
The technology and killing power of weapons today far
outstrip what our Founding Fathers envisioned.
And people who are a danger to themselves or others should
not be able to buy high-powered, rapid-fire weapons.
Mental illness isn't something modern medicine can easily
treat and issues like the proper balance between the individual's right to
privacy and society's right to know
complicate it further.
Congress didn't pass the Mental Health First Aid Higher
Education Act this year which would have provided training to help people
identify and respond to signs of mental illness and deal with psychiatric
Let's hope it gets passed this year. While just 5percent of people
dealing with mental illness are violent, that number is too high.
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