I watched a Discovery channel program the other night about psychopathy and one of the things mentioned was a pattern of adolescent behavior. They called it the 'psychopath triangle.'
Bed wetting--->Fascination with fire--->Mutilation of animals/pets. Anyone who exhibits those 3 characteristics has a better than average tendency to develop into a psychopath. In teens, eventual characteristics are narcissism and lack of empathy. Now, not ALL people who follow that pattern develop into violent psychopaths but there are many non-diagnosed and non-violent psychopaths. (I am sure we all have worked with a few.) The problem is that many adolescents may exhibit these behaviors but never get any type of treatment or medication that might head off any violent acts. Such behaviors may be simply passed off as 'just a phase' or 'Billy is special' or 'Yes, he's a little strange but he's a good boy.' And until the individual actually acts out or breaks the law there is little that can be done other than by the family. Not surprisingly, most violent psychopaths are men who have also had aberrant relationships with their mother i.e. 'mommy issues.'
Unfortunately (as mentioned by Fredward above) no one pays attention until the shooting starts.
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They would have to be nut jobs to do something like that anyway.
The Red Flag laws scare me more than any mass shooter.
Off subject, sort of. Watch the 4 part AmericanMaster series on YouTube channel StevenCrowder. The 2nd Amendment issue was great.
The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest we become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. - Cicero 55 B.C.
"See something, say something."
People said something about the Tsarnaev brothers. Fat lot of good that did.
The problem is that the signs they talk about are also displayed by a huge number of people who don't go on to become mass killers. That fact makes it harder to decide when a mass killing is a real risk.
"It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My Administration is running like a well oiled machine." - The Donald
The percentages of this happening and total deaths as a percentage is minute.
We could take motorcycle ownership and deaths while riding or drunks killing people while driving, or pool drownings, or ...
I know it sounds cold, but perhaps we learn the facts, deal with the numbers and protect our families the best we can.
Without an agenda.
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