Yes, it’s happened again. Another armed young man suffering from mental illness — depression and paranoid ideation — returned to his workplace and gunned co-workers. According to published reports, the gunman, ex-Marine Terence Tyler, had tweeted about his shooting fantasy since 2009. Yet, no one thought to get him psychiatric help — not even his commanding officers in the US Marine Corps.
The NY Daily News reports
As I’ve written before, we can stop this type of mass gun violence, if we improve our mental health system nationally and establish protocols that enable us to identify and treat mental ill people — especially the dangerously mentally ill — even against their will. Otherwise, these horrible incidents of mass gun violence will continue.
Read more – Pathmark shooter Terence Tyler tweeted about going on killing spree years before he gunned down coworkers – NY Daily News.
See other posts about gun violence and the mentally ill here, here and here.