For over a year, but more frequently in the last 2 months, due to the tragedy at Newtown, Conn, unrelenting comments have been made about violence, gun control and people with a mental illness by major and local news networks and prominent people, including those sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America; e.g., the President, Senators and Congressmen and women. A 10 year study done by Indiana University showed in 2006 that over 64% of Americans believe that people with a mental Illness are dangerous, violent, uneducated and have poor personal hygiene. These comments and other; e.g., Wayne la Pierre; "we need to keep guns out of the hands of felons, gangs and the mentally ill, just extend this belief which sentences people with a mental illness to a life of ridicule, shame and discrimination. Studies show that only 4 percent of violence in America is attributed to persons with a mental illness. See Video.
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