Connecticut school shooting: People with Asperger’s unlikely to break the law, experts say – thestar.com


Experts point out that undiagnosed or untreated mental illness that often accompanies autism is more likely to blame for Adam Lanza’s deadly rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, not the condition itself. Many tabloids have irresponsibly implied that Lanza’s reputed autism led him to murder his mother and 26 others –mostly children– at a nearby elementary school. Other so-called autism experts have described having access to guns as a “potentially lethal combination.” I believe their statements betray a personal bias against guns, rather than factual knowledge about autism and gun violence. Via http://m.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1302948–connecticut-school-shooting-people-with-asperger-s-unlikely-to-break-the-law-experts-say

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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