Thursday, February 10, 2011

Update on Mental Health Story

My response from Color of Change:

Natasha, Feb-03 11:54 am (PST):
Dear Michelle,
Thank you for your note. We sincerely apologize for our careless characterization of people with mental illnesses. You're right -- we didn't intend to imply that all people with mental illnesses are dangerous or irresponsible.
The law in question provides that mental health professionals who believe their clients to be a danger to themselves or others can report names to the national background check database. It does NOT prohibit everyone diagnosed with a mental illness from owning a gun.
Natasha L. S...

I appreciated receiving this response as I have a lot of respect for those who take the time to write back.

Read the initial story here.

Until next time,

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