An overdue breakthrough on NY’s mentally ill?

by E.J. McMahon |  | NY Torch

Senate Majority Dean Skelos today said that “enacting a stronger, permanent Kendra’s Law must be a priority for the 2013 session, and should be included in any legislative agreement on gun safety” as part of New York’s response to the mass murder in Newtown, Ct. (not to mention New York City’s recent subway-shoving incidents).

The estimable D.J. Jaffe calls this “a great idea that will save lives” — and here’s his explanation of why a stronger Kendra’s Law is essential.

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- E.J. McMahon is the Research Director at the Empire Center for Public Policy.