Category Archives: mass shootings
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.
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.
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
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
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