‘The View’ Gets Into A Shouting Match Over Mental Health

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The recent shooting in Allen, Texas, that left nine victims dead sparked a heated debate among the “The View” co-hosts about the correlation between mental health and gun violence.

While some argued that mental health issues were the main cause of mass shootings, others argued that easy access to guns is a major factor.

“We are releasing the humanity, we are taking it away and it makes it so easy to handle this,” co-host Sara Haines said. “So the stat you had, I also had on my card — where as we can say, ‘okay, there’s a mental health component, there’s something not right.

We’re lonely. Something’s happening to people, but it’s hard to say there’s a solution as easy as what does that look like on the ground.”

This statement led to a near shouting match among the co-hosts. Co-host Ana Navarro argued that people watch porn and suffer from mental health all over the world, but the U.S. is the only country with a mass shooting “epidemic.”

“The only place where we have an epidemic of war-style weapons is in America and it’s where we have an epidemic of mass shootings,” Navarro said.

Sunny Hostin then pointed fingers at Republicans for addressing mental health issues but opposing bans on firearms.

“People that have mental health issues are much more likely to be the victims of crime than commit crime. I hear Republicans want to talk about everything else other than easy access to guns. They want to talk about undocumented people, they want to talk about immigration, they want to talk about mental health, they want to talk about everything under the sun but they don’t want to talk about the guns. The guns are the problem,” Hostin said.

But as a recent study conducted by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit found, one-quarter of active shooters had been diagnosed with a mental illness.

Another study published by Columbia University found that approximately 25% of mass shootings are associated with “non-psychotic psychiatric or neurological illnesses,” including depression, and about 23% are associated with substance abuse.

It is clear that mental health issues may be a factor in mass shootings, but it is equally clear that gun violence is a major issue in the United States.

Unfortunately, Democrats and the left are trying to use this tragedy to push their agenda of banning guns from lawful gun owners. This is not the solution.

The answer to preventing mass shootings lies in a comprehensive approach that takes into account mental health issues and other life stressors. We must focus on improving access to mental health services, providing better resources for those who need them, and addressing the underlying causes of mass shootings. We must also ensure that those who legally own guns are able to do so safely and responsibly.

Ultimately, the answer to reducing gun violence lies in a holistic approach that recognizes the various factors that contribute to it and provides support and resources to those who need them. We must work together to address the issue of gun violence and ensure that we are doing everything we can to make our communities safe.




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