By Patricia Lamiell
November 5, 2014

A fatal high school shooting in October near Seattle reignited a long-running national debate about gun safety, mental illness and minors. An important major study, to be published on Nov. 5 by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and Teachers College, Columbia University, contributes new insights to the discussion, including the finding that “multiple risk behaviors, beyond more commonly discussed indicators of poor mental health…are associated with gun possession among youth.”

Multiple Factors - Not Just Mental Illness - Associated with Gun Possession and Violence Among Youths [Newswise]