Bull Crap. Reagan wanted to reform the hospitals, not close them. The Democrat controlled congress forced closure on him. The move to close them started by a 60 Minutes episode by Geraldo Rivera on the Willowbrook mental hospital called "Willowbrook: the Last Great Disgrace". This started a big movement by liberals and the ACLU to shut all of these hospitals down. When Reagan was governor of California, the liberals held the budget over his head in exchange to close them down. Reagan's proposal was to just reform the system. It was liberals who shut them down.
Thank you for correcting me on that bit of history! Maybe this mass shooting will move some within the mental health profession to institutionalize people like Lanza.
Thinking about it now it did behoove the Leftists to let the nutburgers out of their institutionalization because they could add it to their voter base. The Left is certifiably insane as far as I’m concerned. Just look at our national debt. No sane individual would have let it get out of hand like it has.