Mental illness must be addressed

Another day, another mass murder from a deranged shooter, so now the headlines scream “Gunman hits six.”

Well, we have Ronald Reagan to thank. The people who commit these heinous crimes aren’t “normal” people. They are sick and should be placed in mental hospitals to get proper care.

But, no – President Reagan put them all out in the streets to roam and be a time bomb that can explode and kill innocent people.

The statistics of prison population show that 40 percent of prisoners are mentally sick and need help, and it should come from the legislators we trust to keep the ship of the state afloat.

Joe Wiedemer

Altoona