Thursday, December 06, 2007

Answers Sought In Omaha Shooting

That is the headline of a Time article on the most recent mall shooting incident. It's human to seek such answers but I find it a pretty futile exercise when the only real explanation is ignored while it is sitting right under our noses, ready to spew even more bullets out. As long as it is easy to acquire a weapon which can kill lots of people in a short amount of time, unbalanced young men seem to do exactly that, in order to go out in style, with a retinue of other murdered people.

Perhaps it is time to stop giving these massacres so much attention of the kind which seems to flame the fires for a new one? At least two of the most recent incidents seem to have been partly motivated by the desire for posthumous fame.