Standing before his helicopter, Trump told the press, “We’re looking at the whole gun situation. These people are mentally ill, and nobody talks about that. I think we have to start building institutions again, because you know, if you look at the ’60s and the ’70s, so many of these institutions were closed, and the people were just allowed to go onto the streets.”
Third, the truth is that people talk about mental illness, especially after mass shootings, because it’s politically easier to regulate the bodies of disabled people than the weapons used to kill.
The solution remains the same: regulate guns, not disabled people.