Category Archives: mass shootings

Ezra Klein agrees with me

In response to the Isla Vista rampage attack, Ezra Klein points out that publicizing the crimes only inspires others. This is the same point I made here in response the Columbia rampage attack.   Advertisements

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Potential victims of mass shootings are now being told to fight back

I just saw this NY Times article from April 2013. Although unspoken, the obviously most effective way to fight back is to use a gun.

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The Fort Hood shooting

The most recent shooting at Fort Hood was precipitated by the shooter being denied a request for leave.  This is the latest in a long list of rampage killings. Like many in the “Running Amok” style, the killer suddenly starts … Continue reading

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Running Amok

Last September Mona Charen wrote a very perceptive article on the nature of mass shootings in United States.  She writes “The guns-blazing mass attack has become the American psychosis…In the 20th century, many parts of the third world saw a … Continue reading

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Weapons used in mass shootings

USA Today has an effective graphic database on mass killings between 2006 and 2014.It shows, for example, that 887 of 1,172 deaths were from gunshots and 285 were from other weapons, such as fire, beatings, or drownings. The first thing … Continue reading

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Columbia Mall Shooting

Evidence about the shooting in Columbia mall was recently released by the police. Since the investigation is ongoing I’m not sure why there would be a press briefing at this point, but so be it. The shooter was apparently obsessed … Continue reading

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