Guns And Mental Illness, Affluenza, News Round-up

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Rob Ferrett and Gene Purcell look at a new report on gun access by the mentally ill, learn about affluenza, and look at the week in state news.

Featured in this Show

  • A New Report Addresses Guns And Mental Illness

    The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy released a new report addressing the issue of access to firearms by the mentally ill. The report’s release coincides with the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

  • The Problem Of Affluenza

    A case in Texas is sparking national debate after a 16-year-old from a rich and influential family was sentenced to 10 years probation for killing 4 pedestrians while driving drunk. The defense argued the teen was blameless because of his “affluenza.” An expert psychologist explains the risks of being affluent and how it affects upper-middle-class children.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Beth McGinty Guest
  • Suniya Luthar Guest

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