Finding a Common Thread among Gunmen in Mass Shootings

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A high school, a college campus, a movie theater, and Friday, a kindergarten classroom. Mass shootings happen far too often, but psychiatrists say there’s a common thread among those responsible.

“Think about the male role, it’s always been to be the provider,” said Dr. Frank Lozano, and psychiatrist and mental health advocate. Going through Friday’s tragedy and past shootings, Lozano points out the suspects have all been male and in their early to mid 20’s.

“(They’re) probably feeling a sense of futility in their existence. They’re just getting out of college, finding their way,” Lozano told FOX40.

But when they find there way to a school, on a chilly Friday morning in Newtown, Conneticut, it makes you wonder if it could be prevented. Lozano says yes.

“I see it as helping them before they strike out,” Lozano said.

Lozano points out the only way, if at all, is for friends and family to take notice early on, and speak up.

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  • crystal

    How could someone take their own pain out on so many people. And on so many little kids. If someone wants to end their own life than do it. But stop taking life’s from people you don’t know and had nothing do to with ur sick mind. It’s a sad thing as a mother to be scared for my own children to go to school. I’m scared this is going to happened again not cuz ithappend so many times but someone else thinks its a game and who can get the biggest number. I only hope and pray that I’m wrong and it won’t. My heart goes out to not those family who won’t be with their loved one. But to everyone.