Originally Posted by Mark F
Don't mistake an incident for media hype. I've been following the statistics for some larger cities for many years, and shootings/murder is down. But according to the "news media", it's an epidemic.
Cases similar to this one have always been around, and they happen fairly often. The difference is wide-spread media hype. It wasn't that long ago that a situation (like this one) wouldn't make it past local news. Now, any and all "gun related" incidences make it to national hype. Why? For ANTI-GUN propaganda. It's just that simple.
I think the reason these are making the news more is the fact that many of these killers have a decent family. Usually the "everyday" killings that don't make it past local news are the killing of ex-spouses or ex-bosses. Quite a few people are killing their entire family, even though there are major family factors (like a pending divorce). It seems to be financial and/or mental issues that trigger them...
We are used to seeing someone kill an ex, but not a normal, healthy family.