LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mass shootings becoming too commonplace

Has anyone ever considered the probability that the ongoing school shootings are being mimicked?

A mass shooting is happening so often now the headlines are full of them daily. The loss of innocent life and the devastation to the families is astronomical, and for what? Because some young male has mental issues? Or is it because of all the violent games available now for kids to play on video games and such?

Or, maybe, it’s because the kid watches all the media news, plays too many violent games, has too much time on his hands and thinks to himself” I can do that too. So he conceives a devious plan to slay his classmates, teachers, principal or whoever else who happens to be in his way when he carries out his evil plan.

Do you ever wonder what goes through their mind at the time? Are they driven by evil, madness or just filled with so much hate they just don’t care?

Such violence as we have seen in recent years at the hands of young adults has to be one for the history books, It’s never ending, and nothing is being done to stop it. It doesn’t matter how many guns the government tries to take away; people who have no soul, young /old, of any race, color, or creed, will find a way to kill.

The saddest part is that the punishment never fits the crime and the criminal continues on with his life either in a well-provided jail cell or death row. Either way, he gets pampered after a long and exhausting trial while those left behind suffer for the rest of their lives. Makes no sense.

By the way, the claim of insanity or mental defect should have no bearing in cases such as these. These culprits know exactly what they are doing; otherwise they wouldn’t go to such great lengths to outdo those who killed before them.

Debbie Hilton

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