There are legal guns and there are mentally ill people and when we form an even more perfect union never the twain shall meet.
But as we await perfection, all we can do is try to make sure we do all we can do to keep firearms out of the hands of people — criminal, mentally ill or otherwise — prohibited from having them. I’m glad this important side of the gun-control equation is getting some attention in the current debate.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In