In a tweet posted on Thursday, Fetterman shared how the Pennsylvania Senate race was not only a physical challenge but also a mental one.
“It was a long and difficult election season,” he wrote. “I’m now more aware of the toll that the stress of campaigning can take on one’s mental health.”
The tweet, however, has sparked a heated debate over mental health and gun control.
Anti-gun activists have seized the opportunity to express their views, pointing out that Fetterman’s campaign was a prime example of why guns should be more strictly regulated.
“This is why we need to get guns out of our society,” one tweeted in response. “We can’t have people like this running for office because of the risks to their mental health.”
Others, however, argue that Fetterman’s tweet was a distraction from the real issue at hand: mental health.
“It’s sad that some are using this opportunity to push for gun control instead of focusing on mental health,” another user tweeted. “We should be addressing the underlying issues that led to Fetterman’s depression, not just blaming guns.”
It remains to be seen whether Fetterman’s tweet will lead to any real change in gun laws. In the meantime, it’s clear that the issue of mental health is an important one that deserves more attention.
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