Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Questions in Virginia

As details become known from Virginia, questions will grow more specific.

Did the gunman have a history that included any sign of mental instability? Was he treated? Did the school know of his condition and monitor his progress? Did anyone report problems or potential problems? It is worth considering these questions in tandem.

All too frequently, it is easier for a disturbed person, even a psychopath, to get a firearm than to get sound treatment for mental illness.

- excerpt from Boston Globe Editorial, April 17, 2007

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