Friday, December 28, 2012

Historical Look at Mass Shootings

The history of death and the historical examination of murder is not something I typically like to write about or even research and with the events that recently occurred in Newtown, Connecticut it is a delicate subject . At the time of this writing I have a beautiful 15 month old boy and I truly can not fathom the idea of losing him. The pain that those people in Connecticut are going through at this time; all I can say is that my thoughts and prayers have been with them since this tragedy had occurred. Senseless violence like this has no place in this world and I pray that no one will experience it in the future, but history and the nature of man seems to tell us a different story. A debate has been sparked over what caused this violence, what could have been done to prevent it, and most importantly what can we do now to stop it in the future. An interesting article by Discovery News lays out the various mass killings that have occurred not only here in America but around the world, as far back as the 18th-century. It really begins to open ones perspective as to cause and if we can ever truly see an end such atrocities or not.

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