Predicting who will be next mass shooter virtually impossible

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    japan_cynic

    No, I think it's easy to predict that the next one will most likely (though not certainly) be a USA resident. Why is that, I wonder rhetorically?? Thank god there are all those good guys with guns!

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    cracaphat

    I reckon it will be a U.S. citizen,who is Caucasian and male,along with being the L word. Loner and Loser.But beyond that can't help you.

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    Ranger_Miffy2

    Parents with nutter kids should NOT have guns in the house. How obvious is that? Oh, and especially high powered rifles. Cripes. What idiots. Now lots of kids and great adults are dead.

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    zenkan

    I know who it WON'T be. It won't be a person for whom it is difficult or impossible to own a gun. Stop twitting about, America. Have a weapons amnesty, and then slap gun control on the whole country!

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    gaijinfo

    If cops could simply saunter down the street and collect guns that are already ILLEGAL, why wouldn't they be doing THAT already?

    Why so much focus on the rare school shooting, when inner city KIDS are killing each other EVERY SINGLE DAY with ILLEGAL guns?

    Why put gun laws ON TOP OF EXISTING LAWS that aren't working?

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    pjd23

    “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force: Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry

    Maybe there is another force that actually fears the America people having all those guns and might be staging events to sway public opinion against the force needed to protect their liberty. Like Columbine, Sandy Hook has many inconsistencies. Listen to Evan Long's, The Columbine Cause: An Examination of the April 20, 1999 Attack on Columbine High School at Evanlong.net.

    Some say for example, iamthewitness.com, among many others, that there is a group who want a one world government with one world digital currency and that those very American guns are the only thing standing in their way of realizing their muti-centuries plan. Read the protocols of the learned elders of zion for some background on this.

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    badsey3

    Chicago has the most homicides (500 for 2012 = more than one a day): http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=chicago+shooting (hit the news button) =you are literally talking about multiple "mass shootings" every day and at least 1 homicide (death).

    =the correct answer should be Chicago statistically.

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    yabits

    Some say for example, iamthewitness.com, among many others, that there is a group who want a one world government with one world digital currency and that those very American guns are the only thing standing in their way of realizing their muti-centuries plan. Read the protocols of the learned elders of zion for some background on this.

    Always great to hear what the lunatic fringe has to say about this.

    It may be "impossible" to stop the next shooting, but it may be very possible to prevent it from becoming a mass shooting. How? The Atlantic recently posted the following article:

    How Big Data Can Solve America's Gun Problem [the "problem" being mass shootings]

    Big data might have stopped the massacres in Newtown, Aurora, and Oak Creek. But it didn't, because there is no national database of gun owners, and no national record-keeping of firearm and ammunition purchases. Most states don't even require a license to buy or keep a gun.

    That's a tragedy, because combining simple math and the power of crowds could give us the tools we need to red flag potential killers even without new restrictions on the guns anyone can buy. Privacy advocates may hate the idea, but an open national database of ammunition and gun purchases may be what America needs if we're ever going to get our mass shooting problem under control.

    Just look at the gun-acquiring backgrounds of some of our more recent mass killers to see what I mean. James Holmes, the Aurora shooting suspect, went to three different locations spread out over 30 miles to legally buy his four weapons. All three were reputable outdoors retail chain stores. He then went online, and bought thousands of rounds of ammunition along with assault gear. UPS delivered around 90 packages to Holmes at his medical campus in that short period. It doesn't take a PhD in statistics to see that a quick, massive buildup of arms like this by a private individual -- especially one, like Holmes, who was known in his community for having growing mental health issues -- should raise a red flag.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/12/how-big-data-can-solve-americas-gun-problem/266633/

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    badsey3

    -You are right and we need to go over all the data:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNF7iU09g8
    (Oak Creek, Sikh Temple -eyewitness says there were 4 shooters)

    Newton (man in the woods in Camo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovspEgeMXb4

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    BertieWooster

    There is one common factor in all these cases:

    The shooter was on psychiatric drugs or was undergoing psychiatric "treatment."

    This doesn't predict the next shooter, but it does throw a little light.

    Psych drugs and "treatment" need to be honestly examined. And by a totally independent body not by the FDA or anyone from Big Pharma.

    And, of course, the U.S.A. needs to realise that the world has moved on from the days of Cowboys and Indians, dump the vast (99%) majority of their privately owned weaponry and make it VERY difficult to get a gun license.

    As I write this, I realise that the chance of these things actually happening is more or less as likely as pigs flying. But one can but hope.

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