US Lawmakers Push Bills on Mental Illness, Gun Violence

June 06, 2014 01:00 AM
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The mass killing in Santa Barbara, California that left six people dead has reignited a debate in the U.S. Congress about how to keep guns out of the hands of the seriously mentally ill. Since efforts to regulate gun sales have faltered, some lawmakers are pushing to reform the mental health care system to focus more on those who are severely ill. VOA Congressional Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill.