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January 23, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For Jan. 23

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Dr. Quinnett addresses the suicide issue in reference to the current discussion over the mass murders in schools and movie theatres. The whole issue has now become one that is politicized to the issue of gun control or no gun control. That is really not where it ought to be.

The people who are doing the mass murders are suicidal. We need to focus on that rather than whether a guy with a gun is a good guy or a bad guy. Many nice guys have guns. It is when they become mentally ill that they become problematic.

I offer this as an enlightened comment on the discussion that avoids the political tones and drives home the fact that there is a mental health need in our country that is going unmet.

— Jack R. Vissing, Jeffersonville

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