In the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, I was under the impression that our national dialogue would not only focus on gun violence and gun control but also on mental illness. But while the debate over guns continues to stay a hot topic, the issue of mental illness has disappeared. Why is that?
Is it because journalists and commentators cannot sensationalize or politicize mental illness the way they can gun violence? Is it because our lawmakers will win more votes by shouting about guns rather than mental illness? Or is it because certain lawmakers understand the issues surrounding mental illness are so complex, they know they can't simply ban something and then claim victory?
Clark Roger Larsen
- Doug Robinson: Witt latest BYU runner chasing...
- Jay Evensen: Utah's prosperity is threatened...
- Letter: Marijuana, an evil plant
- My view: Prison relocation study is being...
- Richard Davis: Another conflict of interest...
- Letter: Divorce risks
- David Jensen: Humans are responsible for...
- Hinkins & King: No losers in Utah’s...
- Letter: Marijuana, an evil plant 46
- My view: Prison relocation study is... 22
- Letter: A constant example 21
- David Jensen: Humans are responsible... 21
- Letter: Keep fighting drugs 18
- My view: Higher ed students can better... 18
- Jay Evensen: Utah's prosperity is... 18
- Derek B. Miller: Politics may end up... 17