State rep. slow to respond

To the editor:

Recent mass shootings focus our attention on guns and mental health.

Here in the Copper Country a disproportionately high number of people possess guns but only Medicaid patients have direct access to a psychiatrist.

On Dec. 12, 2017, I emailed state Rep. Scott Dianda concerning the lack of mental health resources in the Copper Country. To date, I have not received a response.

At the time that I emailed him, Scott Dianda’s website posted a news story heralding his introduction of a bill that would penalize homeowners who post slow moving vehicle signs near their driveways.

Dianda is now running for a state Senate seat.

We can do better.