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Refocusing Gun Policy
Jeffrey L. Geller, M.D., M.P.H.
Psychiatric Services 2014; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.650401
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Dr. Geller is facility medical director, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital, and professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: The article by McGinty and colleagues (1) in the January issue does a fine job of setting out a research agenda for gun laws applied to individuals with serious mental illness. However, it starts with the premise that we should consider such legislation as reasonable. I argue that the authors are looking down the wrong end of the barrel and furthering stigma.

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McGinty  EE;  Webster  DW;  Barry  CL:  Gun policy and serious mental illness: priorities for future research and policy.  Psychiatric Services 65:50–58, 2014
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