Gun rights group calls for mental health funding, not gun control

Jared Morgan for reports:

A gun rights group called for more mental health funding and research and less gun control after lawmakers made mention about resurrecting a failed national background check expansion.

In a letter to supporters, Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, said that a mass shooting should not prompt calls for more gun control legislation.

When a deranged psycho path kills innocents we do not hear a public out-cry for more mental health funding and research, we see a political agenda being pushed to take away our guns,” Gottlieb said.

The chairman attacked senators Joe Manchin, D-WV, and Pat Toomey, R-PA, for proposing to reintroduce an expanded background check bill that was defeated in 2013 by a 54-46 Senate vote.

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