Psychiatrist: “Making Gun Violence About Mental Health Is Nuts”

Jonathan M. Metzl is the mainstream media’s go-to guy for sound bites about psycho-killers. Back in 2015, the professor of sociology and psychiatry and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University wrote Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms. Rehashed ever since, most recently in a Politico polemic, […]

Question of the Day: Would A “Proper” NICS Check Have Stopped The Sutherland Spring Spree Killer? If Not, What Would Have?

The mainstream media are focusing their attention on the Air Force’s failure to report the Sutherland Spring spree killer’s criminal history to the FBI. If they had, the thinking goes, Devin Kelley couldn’t legally have purchased any of the four firearms he used in his attack. He wouldn’t have had the weapons he used to […]