"Well, he'd been sick/ill/stressed/suffering from mental issues".
And what do most of them have in common:
Desperation, unemployment, high-stress lifestyles or failures deriving from same, etc.
So what we have then, is a profile. And we can then take that profile and utilize it to increase our focus on preventative actions instead of honing our post-incident reactions and Monday morning quarterbacking.
Now, if we go down another path and discuss gang-related gun violence or drug-related gun violence the answers are slightly different. Discourage gang activity by providing legitimate options for escape for young children before they ever get approached by gang leaders. Legalize possession of most drugs and create a regulated sales system a la California.
Guns aren't the problem. Environments are the problem. Even if you destroyed every single gun in existence these people would still find a way to kill and physically assault others. Guns are just a weapon, not a cause. We have to stop approaching it that way.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
Some of the problem is that people are collectively feeling stressed, due to the economic slump we are in. Another problem (imo) is that kis are not taught how to handle stress nearly as well as used to be the case, because for the most part, we've lived lives of relative ease since WW2. When you've lived your entire life not having to worry or learn how to deal with hardship and emotionally tough circumstances, you're less likely to be able to cope effectively.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Last edited by Dr_Patrick; 08-24-12 at 11:27 AM.
At my office, they required some training on how to prevent work place violence. They had some slides up there, mentioning employees who didn't get the promotions they thought they should get, poor homelife, working too hard, carrying more than one job. Yet, nothing was ever mentioned about poor management. Management was always isolated. Yet, at the root of many disgruntled employees is poor management, management promoting their own friends, management having it in for a certain employee. I should know because I am a union steward, who has seen quite a bit of poor management being the root of quite a bit of frustration at the work place.
You notice in this case, that the guy shot his boss. I had heard that he was fired yesterday, and shot his boss today.