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Focus on Shooter’s Mental Health Frustrates Experts

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by LINDSEY TANNER

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as President Donald Trump’s administration again points to mental illness in response to a mass shooting.

“The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago’s Rush University Medical College. “The vast majority of gun violence is not attributable to mental illness.”

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