Dialogue needed on gun violence
Re: Lone wolf shooters part of the same pack
The Free Press editorial accurately pointed out that “since 1982, mass shootings in the U.S. have been disproportionately carried out by angry white American men.” And, as the editorial further points out, “we need to get to the roots of the problem.”
Indeed we need to better understand the recent and disturbing phenomena, which has been described as the fluidity between suicide and homicide. We need to look at other a-words beyond “anger,” such as “access” to automatic weapons and extremist ideology; “ability” to carry out a mass murder; “alienation” from friends and family; and “alternatives” to violence. We need to begin a dialogue that takes us in the direction of predicting and preventing these monstrous mass killings.