The complicated, fraught connection between gun violence and mental health: ‘We have to be very careful how we talk about the link between the two’

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2022
From The Center

The unthinkable has become horribly predictable.

On Tuesday afternoon, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, about 85 miles west of San Antonio, killing at least 19 children, two adults, and injuring others.

It was the deadliest shooting at a grade school in the U.S. since a 20-year-old gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

Uvalde is located between San Antonio and the Southern border, and has a large Mexican-American population. The official site for the city...

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