The media should continue as they have, and report everything.
The media should act more responsibly and restrict itself.
There are pros and cons to both, so I'm not sure.
This topic makes my head hurt.
Only if the specifics are reported can one ever use logic in order to determine if a proposed (or existing) "gun control" law would be (or is) effective. Knowing that the "nut" or "criminal" was not known as such, prior to the reported "super crime", makes fools of those that pretend that if we only had better "gun control" laws then these crimes could have been prevented.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
After an incident like these the media repeats the name of the shooter so many times I know it just hearing it and what it is connected to.
Years later I can associate the shooter with the incident just from listening to news reports during the incident.
I don't want to know the shooters name and I don't want that stuck in my head.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Anyway, if politicians could stop blaming video games for mass shootings, that would be awesome.
Resurrecting this thread in the hopes that this angle as a possible solution (at least in part) can be discussed further.
I don't want to start a new thread because I think a lot of great were made here already and they shouldn't be lost.
If it's wrong, it's wrong.
Names and/or party affiliation only matter to partisan hacks.