Red states fail at talking about mental health, too:
The big issue is the right's message of fear that is sometimes laced with flammable inferences. The week after President Obama's election, gun sales jumped 50 percent and gun stores still can't keep up with ammunition demands. Domestic terrorism has the same roots as foreign terrorism. Loughner defined a terrorist as "a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon."
Think about it: except for the attacks of September 11 (because some would argue that that was a case of domestic terrorism, too) mass killings take place overwhelmingly more often in red states.
Montana has a Democrat in the attorney general's office; South Dakota, of course, does not.
Connect the dots pdq.