Link: http://khn.org/news/gun-violence-and-mental-health-laws-50-years-after-texas-tower-sniper/


By Lauren Silverman
August 2, 2016


For some people, the attack on police officers by a gunman in Dallas this summer brought to mind another attack by a sniper in Austin 50 years ago — on Aug. 1, 1966. That’s when student Charles Whitman stuck his rifle over the edge of the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin and started shooting. Ultimately, he killed 16 people — and wounded more than 30 others.