Thanks for the correction and clarification. (FWIW, I was referring back to when, all of a sudden, lots of homeless people showed up, and people wondered from where they came. The mental wards that were all shut down. Which, btw, I couldn’t support, either. The wards, that is. At least not the way they were run back in the day.)
Anyway, I more clearly see your point regarding the psychiatrist who was treating the shooter in the CO case. She definately dropped the ball.
I would agree, too, that more people would seek help if not for the social stigma attached to going 'to a shrink.'
Thing is, background checks for obtaining a firearm aren’t going to help that situation; more likely make it worse, as people are going to be afraid to so much as get bereavement counselling for fear of losing their right to bear arms.
And as I said, law enforcement is not the psychiatrist’s job, so how can society force them to do that job by holding them responsible if they don’t ‘report’ every instance to some database? (or whatever.)
It’s a conundrum.