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    Who commits mass shootings? Dana Ford By Dana Ford, CNN

    go here see pics scrolling https://www.cnn.com/2015/06/27/us/ma...ngs/index.html The man who opened fire at a Charleston church on June 17, killing nine people, joined a list many would like to forget. Dylann Roof. Adam Lanza. James Holmes. Jared Loughner. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

    Their names stir painful memories and conjure images of hate and

    violence. The killers have other characteristics in common too: They either were, or are, young, white and male.
    Are young, white men more likely than anyone else to become mass murderers?

    Well, it’s complicated. Analysts say a variety of factors could be at play.

    “What made Dylann Roof do what he did? You know, I mean, that’s the question, isn’t it? I don’t know,” Jeffrey Swanson, professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, told CNN’s Don Lemon.
    “There are pieces of the puzzle, and you put them all on the jigsaw board, and you’re still going to have a big hole there. What I do know is that violent behavior – whether it’s serious violence or minor violence in populations – is never just one thing. It’s not a one thing problem. It’s going to be an accumulation of things, kind of a whole cocktail of factors,” he said.

    Here’s a look at some of those characteristics:

    RaceAccording to data compiled by Mother Jones magazine,

    which looked at mass shootings in the United States since 1982, white people – almost exclusively white men – committed some 64% of the shootings. Men are often more likely to own a gun, to be trained and comfortable around firearms. They often have poorer support systems, and are less likely than women to share their feelings.

    GENDER Men are responsible for some 90% of all murders. In fact, the only two women included in the Mother Jones study were Jennifer San Marco and Cherie Lash Rhoades.

    Mental illness Grant Duwe, director of research and evaluation at the Minnesota

    Department of Corrections, compiled his own numbers for mass public shootings, finding 160 cases between 1915-2013.

    Of those, 97 involved shooters who had either been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, or showed signs of one. “The 61% is actually a minimum estimate,” said Duwe, who is also

    author of the book “Mass Murder in the United States: A History.”
    Duwe found the most common illness associated with mass public shootings was paranoid schizophrenia, a type of schizophrenia in which the person has delusions of being plotted against or persecuted.

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    White people are killing machines. Always have been.

    Dana's point is well taken concerning mass shootings. They are still a very small part of society as a whole. Disturbed and mentally ill people get their hands on a weapon and their illness unfortunately kills innocents. If there were no guns, this may not happen. But the fact is, there are guns and if you take them away from the tens of millions of sane and upstanding citizens, it will leave only the criminal with weapons. For every mass killer, there are 40 million or so people who do not commit the crime.

    Dana should talk about killings on a daily basis also. It is not White people for the most part.

    She makes a good point indeed. But it does not show the whole picture. Which makes it a biased opinion, but none the less, informative to a degree.

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    ahhhhhhh penetrate we just have to avid where large crowds gather but if most in large crowds carried these fawkssssss be dead in 10 secs