July 23, 2016

THE NRA FLU:

Munich gunman was treated for depression; 'no evidence' of IS link (TIMES OF ISRAEL, July 23, 2016)


Munich prosecutors said Saturday that the shooter in the attack -- named in the media as 18-year-old Iranian-German national Ali Sonboly, the son of a taxi driver -- had been in psychiatric care and treated for depression. The attack appears to be a "classic shooting rampage" and not terrorism, the prosecutor said. Police said investigators suspect the gunman was "deranged."

Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds (MAGGIE FOX, 10/05/15, NBC)

Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.

As many as 20 to 30 percent of attacks are set off by other attacks, according to researchers at Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University. The effect lasts about 13 days, they write in the report published Thursday in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE.

And mass killings -- such as the 2012 attack on small children at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, the 1999 Columbine massacre, and last month's shooting of nine people at a prayer meeting in Charleston -- are becoming alarmingly common in the United States.

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