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Regardless of whether you believe in gun control, there is a widespread belief that mental illness is behind mass shootings. After all, who but a crazy person would start killing people, ashappened Thursday at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College?

Some researchers believe that the link between mental illness and mass shootings is tenuous. They note that the vast majority of the mentally ill don’t exhibit violent tendencies, and even among mass shooters only a minority exhibited signs of extreme mental distress.

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