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Virgina Tech Shootings Raise Alarms About Gun Control and Mental Health

Number 23712
Subject Abortion
Source Times (Roanoke, Va.)
State VA
Year 2007
Publication Date 4/20-12/30
Summary These stories investigate a number of issues raised by the April 16th, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech. They reveal shortcomings in the state's mental health system and a gaping loophole in the process used to screen mentally ill people seeking to purchase guns. The stories go into great detail about how the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, battled mental illness and then was allowed to purchase guns because his illness was not reported databases used to screen gun buyers.
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Pages 69
Keywords education; higher education; university; college; violence; school shooting; state government; gun control; mental health
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