Does anyone have a theory for why we are being deluged with random shootings in malls and schools? Is it a copycat effect, where one shooting begets another? Is it something societal like the lack of opportunity for kids in their early 20’s? Is it just a random cyclical uptick that will subside on its own?

I honestly don’t know what to do about it. I mean, making it more difficult to acquire a firearm might help a little bit, and making sure that background checks are done to keep guns out of the hands of known criminals and the mentally ill is a common sense precaution.

But I suspect that the real answer lies somewhere deeper, and it might not have anything specifically to do with guns.

What’s your theory?

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