Editorial misguided

Steven McWilliams, Minot

I would like to give a reply to your recent editorial regarding gun crime and mental illness.

Not only was your editorial misguided, it was offensive and completely out of touch with reality. Had you bothered to research your subject beforehand, you would have discovered that persons with a mental illness are far more likely to be the victims of violence, rather than the perpetrators of it.

I have a mental illness, and yet I served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, with distinctions, got my bachelor’s degree in nursing, and worked in that field until my illness made it to stressful to adequately performs the duties of my profession. I hope that in the future, you will sufficiently research your subject before writing your editorial.