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United States

16 November 2009

Baltimore Sun, Editorial

While the mentally ill this country face numerous inequities — a lack of adequate health care and employment opportunities and ostracism from the mainstream of society are among the more obvious injustices — it is not an exercise in discrimination but in common sense to try to keep guns out of the hands of the potentially dangerous. That's why most states bar gun sales to those with a mental disability — often defined as someone who has been civilly committed to... (

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