EDITOR'S DESK: Examining the possible roots of mass violence

Published: Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM.

It’s difficult to comprehend a tragedy like Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Ct.

No single impetus carries all the blame.

Similar shootings or attempts at malls raise the same question: Why does this happen?

Some examine the perceived ease of obtaining firearms and push for gun law reform.

Others say the country’s sinful ways have invited God’s wrath.

Desensitization from violence in video games, films and TV factor in, some say.

So do mental health problems.

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