Monday, April 7
(Washington, DC) -- House Speaker John Boehner says people with mental illnesses should not be allowed to buy or possess guns. Boehner made the remark in response to a question about the Fort Hood shooting spree. An Iraq veteran suffering from mental health issues opened fire at the military base, killing three fellow soldiers before taking his own life. Boehner offered condolences to victims of the Fort Hood incident. He said Congress and the nation are standing behind victims and their families. The tragedy is bringing back painful memories of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left over a dozen people dead.