The thorny issues of gun control and mental health have been brought to the fore with the Parkland, Florida school shootings and Tuesday’s incident at Cato Meridian High School.
Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould and Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler both weighed in on the issues Wednesday’s Finger Lakes Morning News. Sheriff Gould said law enforcement and school officials have to be alert to mental health problems.
He added there’s a need for a dialogue on dealing with mental health issues.
Chief Butler echoed the Sheriff’s thoughts.
He said many times law enforcement officers’ hands are tied.
Chief Butler said next week he will unveil a resolution to create a Red Flag Law in the state that would allow law enforcement or family members to seek a court order to seize weapons from people with mental health problems, without violating their 2nd Amendment rights.