…..The killers are always almost all the same: Young white men who are pleasant but bland loners. In this case the shooter is said to have had obvious emotional problems.
The idea of some is that such crazies should be stopped via gun control. If they cannot get guns they cannot hurt people with them.
Of course, in Britain where guns are virtually banned there has been a subsequent increase in knife crime and battery. And in China there have been reports of numerous horrifying knife attacks on children in schools. People will hurt each other if they are motivated to do so.
But these massacres are something else. Who picks up a rifle and shoots little children? And why?
And why are there always questions lingering after “official” investigations?
Like 9/11 itself, we would urge that the authorities or other interested parties reopen the Columbine investigation to answer lingering questions about that tragedy. There are literally hundreds of individuals who registered their conviction as eyewitnesses that more than two shooters – youngsters – were involved.
The debate in the US is usually constrained. The rhetoric quickly resolves itself into a debate over gun control.
Conclusion: But maybe people are asking the wrong questions and coming to the wrong conclusions ….