Tuesday, November 7, 2017

San Antonio Mass Murderer Was Hospitalized for Mental Illness Problems

11/7/17 Washington Post:
The gunman who killed more than two dozen people in a small church outside San Antonio on Sunday had a string of troubling episodes in recent years, including an escape from a mental health facility in 2012 after he was caught sneaking guns onto an Air Force base “attempting to carry out death threats” against military superiors, according to a police report.
In light of his criminal history, call me utterly unsurprised.  There's little point to mandatory background checks if the responsible government agencies don't report these disqualifiers.

1 comment:

AlanKH said...

"My Brother Ron" got mention in an Instapundit comment thread. Commenter ontheleftcoast cited the passage concerning the "astonishingly strong negative correlation between the institutionalization rate, and the murder rate."