Pop culture violence could be driving mass shootings

2012-12-30T00:00:00Z Pop culture violence could be driving mass shootings nwitimes.com
December 30, 2012 12:00 am

This shooter fit the profile of many shooters during recent years: young male and a loner. How much time did he spend playing video games where he shot his antagonists ? How much violence did he watch every day on cable TV? You can see he was practicing killing by how many he killed before he took his own life.

Did he wake up and see the horror he committed, or was it part of the game or movie?

When will the real cause of the mass killings be recognized? We have had guns for hundreds of years, but the mass killings from shooters with this profile have only started in the years when we began showering our children with movies and games of violence and death.

- Lorraine M. Bank, Lowell

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