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alice
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PostSubject: It Isn't Guns!   Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:15 pm

I see the light.  Now Germany has a mass killing!  I don'think they have guns everywhere.

People who are crazy need help.
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PostSubject: Re: It Isn't Guns!   Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:42 am

It's more than that, Alice. The killer in the Munich shooting was only eighteen. Families have to be more aware of the time their sons and daughters spend online if they show signs of personality changes because of radicalisation. Often, the perpetrators of these crimes are regarded as easy going and gentle. Families are stunned and can hardly believe that their children would commit such violent acts. Instead of being stunned, they should accept responsibility and admit to the fact that they are not paying as much attention as they ought to. This is a global problem and everyone needs to be aware of what is going on within their own families.

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PostSubject: Re: It Isn't Guns!   Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:37 pm

The people in Germany are shocked that such an event could occur.  The question asked by many was:  "Where did he get the gun?"  Since there is strict gun control, the black market is considered to be the likely source. 
I think that Shelagh's response is the most probable concerning the cause/motivation to commit these acts by a young person.  Commentary does not suggest any political motivation.  Watching the events happen I was angered by how CNN went into their usual speculative mode, engaging terrorist experts to add their two cents adding to the hype while German news reported only known facts.  When asked speculative questions, they repeatedly replied that they would not engage in speculation and would only report was they could confirm.  In my view, that is responsible reporting.  Media hype with round the clock coverage as with CNN does more harm than good.  That type of reporting may provide incentives for those who seek attention. 
The stabbing event that occurred a week earlier on a train was horrific enough to cause concern.  Imagine what would have happened if the man had used a gun.  Although one can kill without guns, mass murders occur with guns, especially by a lone person. 
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PostSubject: Re: It Isn't Guns!   Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:30 am

Guns are one of the issues.  1) guns 2) mental health 3) stress of economic uncertainty 4) pace of life and information overkill 5) social media 6) media - the hype 7)  etc.
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