It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
I don't think mental illness is the problem I think its more of a social problem that there are many young men who feel so isolated and disillusioned that they commit these horrible and evil crimes.
I think if we just dismiss it as a mental health problem we are not fixing it, we need to look deeper and find it why they feel the way they do and what can be done with parents, teachers, the police and their peers to highlight people at risk of this and to help them before they do these horrible things.
originally posted by: jaws1975
a reply to: crazyewok
Because this happens every day across the country in inner-city's, and the op wants to focus on when a white male does it every few months. It's a dishonest premise, but let's talk about these isolated shootings because the news outlets shove it down our throats.
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
a reply to: grandmakdw
If we are to allocate blame I'd say society generally as per my above post and parents
originally posted by: grandmakdw
You all do realize the shooter was raised in the UK?
So which society do you blame?
Remember he was raised in a totally gun free society.
He attacked a gun free zone, knowing that even
the "guards" did not carry guns, as in the UK.
So your talk of blaming society, does it rest with
who influenced most of his life?
I think this is a pertinent and overlooked
thing to look at in this discussion.
Or does it rest with where he only spent a tiny
percentage of his life?