Elliot Rodger’s rampage Friday is the latest in a growing list of mass killings that highlight the complicated intersection of mental illness and access to guns. The killing spree followed a host of red flags and has again raised the question: What can be done to prevent such tragedies?
“The truth is it may be a failure for all of us. We are not doing enough to help our mentally ill, there is no doubt,” constitutional law professor and Second Amendment expert Adam Winkler told CBS News.
“We are making it too easy for people who are mentally ill to get access to guns. It’s just very difficult to know exactly what would be the rule to put in place that would avoid some of these horrendous killings”