Questions in Virginia
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