What Do Shooting Tragedies Have in Common?

By | September 18, 2013

Despite what the media will have you believe, gun violence isn’t the result of overly loose gun regulations.  In fact, the common trait of shooting rampages that we’ve seen recently is…. mental health issues that have been neglected in some fashion.

Many reports are coming out saying that the most recent tragedy was done by a man who had mental health issues.  They report he was hearing voices and that he was treated and sought help recently for such issues.  This is the same kind of thing we saw with Sandy Hook and with James Holmes’ in Colorado.  Unaddressed mental health issues, and in many cases, the suspect reached out for assistance, but was neglected.

What’s worse is that gun limitations only harm law abiding citizens, as they can no longer protect themselves.  Economist John Lott did a little research and found that “every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.”

Are the liberals blind, dumb, or just woefully ignorant when it comes to real solutions to violence?

By the way, your likelihood of getting hit by a mass murderer in a similar gun related incident is still less likely than your chance of getting hit by lightning or getting in a car accident.