Trump calls for more mental hospitals to keep people away from guns

Trump calls for more mental hospitals to keep people away from guns

Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, and added that gunmen in the recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions.

Tom A
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paddy 5 months

how many mass shootings occurred before 1960... how many mental hospitals ceased treating patients after 1960...

Innerparty 5 months

I work mental health in state prison. Patients/inmates in that setting have heavy duty stuff going on. Gruesome stuff. Prison is not a psychiatric hospital - but it's forced to act as though it is. These inmates are mostly released to the streets, where they are homeless, don't take their psych meds and eventually act out... against the public. Gun or no gun, if they target you, you are in trouble.

Paul C
Paul C 5 months

This would have a bigger impact on gun violence than all the AR 15 restrictions and ammo taxes combined. The reduction in suicides alone would eclipse the number of mass shooting victims

Hanz Fig
Hanz Fig 5 months

I’m a trump fan but this shits stupid. Crazy is subjective

Don Javis
Don Javis 5 months

The administration needs to build the 1st and largest of the Mental health facilities in Portland Oregon.

michael zubas
michael zubas 5 months

The mental Hospitals Reagen closed because we didn't need them anymore? well, I guess we need them again EH??? #ThxReagen

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 5 months

The Reagan administration defunded the program that institutionalized the mentally unfit. Prior to that, there were no homeless on the streets. That program needs to be reinstated.

david dindu
david dindu 5 months

would make sense if we had universal healthcare

Turn N Burn
Turn N Burn 5 months

With a member of our family suffering greatly from schizophrenia, holding his family hostage since they don't want to put him on the streets, this is a very welcome idea. Because for people like him it's either homelesness or him potentially hurting his elderly parents.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 5 months

And doctors and nurses and orderlies to staff them? Otherwise just call them jails.

Mitchell 5 months

Great, now the left is going to rally around psychopaths to spite Trump.

H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf 5 months

He's such a piece of shit.

Nika D
Nika D 5 months

Mental illness does not cause violent crime. Unless you include substance abuse. So what you really need is better treatment of substance abuse, especially alcohol. Other types of mental illness actually increase your chance of being a VICTIM of violent crime, not a perpetrator.

Rocky 5 months

Nope. Not the solution. We need a cultural change back to morality. We need to strengthen the family unit and teach about our great shared history. We need to teach our youth the rights we have, why we have them, and the duties that come with them. We need to be the greatest nation on the planet and know we are. We need Americans to grow up with hope in the American dream! This will help our future generations be strong men and women with a desire to lift each other up.

CoLpOeSnED 5 months

Seriously need mental health for everybody in this country. The craziest people are the ones who don't admit it :P

michael zubas
michael zubas 5 months

but to be Srsly, we can build all the Hospitals we want, but if we don't find a way to encourage more people to get Degrees, that eont mean shit. 1 Psych cannot handle 3 hostpials, HFHS!

Aniolel Seer
Aniolel Seer 5 months

The irony: nyc officers own guns and yet they are more suicides in the news about them. Should they be sent there?

Sir_Kutz 5 months

CBS, what are you talking about bring them “back” are you confusing mental health institutions with asylums?

Imperial German
Imperial German 5 months

Ok..... But the as long as its just those with svier mental illness, i dont want it to get to the point that im kept from my rights because of minor depression and autism.

Pat 5 months

or, like, pharmaceutical and health reform..

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