Gun control debate: What constitutes 'mental illness?'

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As the debate over gun violence heats up in Washington, there's plenty of talk about keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. But who falls under that category?

The term 'mentally ill' means different things to different people. Would some people with mental health issues be wary to seek help and risk losing their guns?

On The Daily Circuit Thursday, Jan. 17, we'll talk about what might come from the mental health facet of the gun debate.

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