, Posted: Sun, March 25 2012 at 8:21 PM, Updated: Sun, March 25 2012 at 8:29 PM

The deadly shooting in Medford is raising questions about post traumatic stress disorder and soldiers returning home from war.

The recent violence in our region with ties to PTSD raises the question, should those diagnosed with PTSD own weapons?

Senator Alan Bates who is also a doctor says most people with PTSD are not a danger to anyone around them.

"I think trying to restrict what they can have or do is the wrong approach to take, from my point of view, a better approach is to screen them carefully after coming out of these combat zones" said Senator Bates.

He says there are different levels of PTSD, some are easily diagnosed while others are more difficult.

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