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Mass Murders

America's Mass Murderers Share A Trait That's Hard To Detect

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger. All were young lon...

Packing More Heat Will Result in More Killings

Allen Frances | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

The National Rifle Association propaganda has it all wrong. Most violent acts are committed by people who are not crazy. And even when mental illness does play a role, we do not have the tools to identify which person will go berserk or prevent it from happening.

We've Had So Many Mass Shootings In The U.S., We've Had To Redefine The Term

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

A heavily armed shooter entered the Navy Yard in Washington on Monday and opened fire, killing at least 12 people before being shot to death by author...

Mass Murderers on Trial Are Sane

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

While there are some mass murderers who are mentally ill, the vast majority are simply angry, frustrated, violent, young men. They have been with us since the beginning of time, and until we implement stronger nationwide gun-control laws they are likely to commit more atrocities in the future.

No More Newtowns

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.

Mass Shooters Meet Consistent Profile, Psychologists Say

Posted 12.19.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/19/2012 10:38 AM EST on LiveScience After the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary s...

Ron Dicker

Mass Killings Still Increasing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Mass killings, such as Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn., have shocked the nation, but criminologists say to expect more. Shooting sprees are on...

Are All Mass Killers Psychopaths?

Posted 08.14.2012 | Science

By: Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor Published: 08/13/2012 12:41 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily The term "psychopath" is oft...