Dear President Obama,
Thank you, thank you, for taking action to regulate gun sales! You have made my day. Please continue your efforts in this important, "heart and soul" issue.
Let's observe the intersection of mental health and gun violence is occurring when angry males pick up a convenient firearm to "do something", when they are feeling vulnerable, frustrated, and miserable. We condone this behavior because men are allowed and often encouraged to act upon their rage. As a community, we need to understand the roots of these dark, miserable impulses and address them with health services, friendship, support, and encouragement for all members of society to speak up when anger, frustration, and rage becomes dominant themes in their households. It's not healthy. We need to move the needle away from accepting this stuff.