La. Shooting to Spur More Debate on Guns and Mental Health

The shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana that killed two people and injured nine others is guaranteed to ignite yet another debate over people with mental-health issues obtaining guns, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Newsmax TV on Friday.

“These are the things that you have no handle for,” he told “The Hard Line” guest host Ric Blackwell. “Unless somebody files a report and somebody gets some intelligence or lets you know in advance that this kind of thing is going to happen, there’s no telling.

“He has a restraining order,” Kerik said, referring to the shooter, John Russel Houser, 59, who killed himself after firing up at a Lafayette movie theater Thursday night. “Where’d the gun come from? Was it legally purchased? Was it purchased after the restraining order?”