Co-chair of the task force, Judge Richard Tognarelli, says prison just isn’t the place for the mentally ill.
The University of Missouri received a $2.4 million federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
“The ban is not going after what we believe, in the Sheriffs’ Association, is the primary issue,” said McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery.
Far more troubling than one man’s mental instability are the words of St. Louis City Health Director Pam Walker.
“It is simply legislation to protect the basic Second Amendment rights given to Missouri citizens in the Constitution to keep and bear arms in their homes.”
To avoid a lost generation of children with mental and health problems, it will take additional funding.
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones said “giving them that freedom then affects the freedom of the individual.”
SLU Care child psychiatrist Dr. Anne Marie Loth at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center says there are probably more services available here for children than adults.
The chief is adamant about his plans but realizes his calls for arming school workers will be met with resistance.
Republican Roy Blunt says more needs to be done to address mental health issues in America.