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To quote someone (the Morgan Freeman hoax):

"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why. It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody."

I happen to agree with this statement. People who are either mentally unstable or suicidal, sadly, would like to go out famously, so to speak. It's on the news everywhere and so is the killer's name and his story. These shootings are happening increasingly and the quote tells you why.

The guy who just recently killed the 20 children and 7 adults (God rest their souls); He was known to have a form of autism. So it's reasonable to say that his life wasn't exactly great. He may have been picked on his entire life or just grew up in a bad household while having that disease (his parents were divorced). You have to be seriously messed up in the head to want to kill 20 innocent children.

Now I would like this thread to be discussed NOT about gun laws or anything to do with that, but your opinion on the reasoning of these cynical and unimaginably evil crimes, and why they've been happening more frequently as of late.

Discuss.

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