Fort Hood Shooting

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On April 2nd, 2014, a shooting spree occurred on the Fort Hood military base. The shooter was Ivan Lopez, a veteran who’s friendly smile showed no sign of any mental disorder. Lopez, with his .45-caliber handgun, killed 3 people and wounded 16 others before taking his own life.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/us/fort-hood-shooter-profile/index.html?iref=allsearch

Lopez’s medical history shows that he was undergoing treatment for conditions such as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. He had not yet been diagnosed with PTSD. He was not a wounded warrior nor did he have a purple heart. People close to him say that he was a happy, calm family man. It is not yet known what Lopez’s motive was; it is still being investigated.

Should someone (a veteran) going through psychiatric evaluation be allowed to carry a fire arm?

In my opinion, if there is any question of a persons mental stability then they shouldn’t have access to a weapon for that time being. I am not implying a change in gun laws.

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