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Quick Hit: Mike Littwin on Rampages

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Related to my quick post about the Alabama shooter who killed 20 people, I read this from Mike Littwin, a very good writer for the Denver newspaper market.  He asks some tough questions:

By now, we know too much and too little. Do video games make killers? Not likely. Do would-be killers find a home there? Of course. Do we know enough about guns and disturbed young men and tragedy? Sure. Did we decide, in the ongoing culture wars, not to fight about guns anymore? You know the answer.

Darn right we know the answer.  Our society generates too many mentally ill people.  There is little to no support for them.  The rest of us are too worried about keeping our money in our own pockets, throwing spittle at “charity cases”.  Meanwhile, dozens of innocent people die more than once a year in events like Alabama and Virginia Tech and Columbine.

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