TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he wants to examine whether the state is providing adequate mental health services in the wake of last week’s mass killings at a Connecticut school.
But in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Brownback also said he’s wary of having a debate about gun control. He says the issue is so politically polarized, and debating it would prevent discussion of other issues.
Brownback has previously limited his comments about the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School to expressing support for the victims’ families. A gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, before turning his weapon on himself.
Brownback said he’s examining whether Kansas spends enough on mental health services and whether the money is spent effectively.