TOM makes excellent points with this post and this one. Donald Douglas also makes an excellent point. But we (and by we I mean all of us--the public and the media) need to stop focusing individual attention on these zeta male loser psychopaths when they go off. Obviously the news has to be reported and should be, but we reduce this cycle by giving them as little celebrity public attention and focus as possible. You don't have to have degrees in psychology or medicine to recognize part of these murderers' motivation involves trying to overcome their anonymity. We should consider reporting these stories in a manner that doesn't encourage other psychopaths by rewarding these criminals with individual celebrity after their mayhem.And the answer is not gun control (if anything it is about more legal conceal carry). While this list is generally good, there is no good data I am aware of to support number nine. This loser yesterday killed not only with a gun, but with a knife and a car (are we going to ban those too). While I recognize there is not that much data to go on, here are nine murderous events that were stopped or mitigated because an armed citizen intervened. More honest and sane people being armed and carrying would mean a shooter like this gets confronted sooner (and usually when they are confronted they either give up or kill themselves). Either way, innocent lives saved. And if you are going to legally carry, it is also prudent to get trained and practice. And get this book.
TOM: Creepy little weirdo… (appropriate name)
TOM: Toward anarchy and oblivion… (according to a feminist all men are murderous creepy little weirdos…)
Smitty: Occupy Resolute Desk PSA (does all men being creepy little weirdos include the President)
TOM: Creepy Little Weirdo's Rant becomes cultural Rashomon
AoSHQ's Matenloch: What ever happened to crazy…
Lem's Place: Seth Rogan horrified as suggestion his work is to blame…
Ross Douthat: Prisoners of Sex