Mon. Oct 3rd, 2022

© Rick Wilking

Austin State Hospital, the oldest psychiatric hospital in Texas, has taken down its signs banning guns. The move is in line with the state’s new firearms law which allows the open carry of guns in state psychiatric hospitals.

10 days on from the enactment of the new open carry gun law and the real impact is being felt. Mental Health advocates have condemned the law, saying it could negatively impact patients’ treatments and could lead to an increase in suicide rates.

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