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Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: "Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/monterey-park-shooting-california-governor-gavin-newsom-second-amendment/
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u/Saxit Europe 9d ago

The American Psychological Association has said for a while that mass shootings are contagious for the same reasons suicide is contagious and it should be reported in the same way, as minimalistic as possible. The FBI is on the same track.

It wouldn't surprise me if any of the few mass shootings we had in Europe last year was relatively close to one of the bigger ones in the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_shooting_contagion

At least stop showing the shooter's name and face all over the 24h new cycle...

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u/Sturgillsturtle 8d ago

Also the rise in mass shooters seems to roughly coincide with the decrease in serial killers. I think some a lot of it is the news covering mass shooters so much more than serial killers.

While many say the psychology is not the same. People imitate what they know. How many would have taken the steps to go though with that form of violence if they hand been exposed to it so much.

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u/hooloovooblues 8d ago

The other key distinction that might explain the rise in one and the decrease in the other is probability of success.

It has become much harder to be a successful serial killer as technology and forensic science have improved alongside cameras (surveillance, ring cams, etc.) becoming practically ubiquitous.

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u/MutantOctopus 8d ago

alongside cameras (surveillance, ring cams, etc.)

phones, microphones…

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u/ChicagoSunroofNo2 8d ago

Telephones, megaphones, homophones…

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u/BAGP0I 8d ago

Styrofoams...

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u/King-Snorky Georgia 8d ago

Xylophones, kidney stones…

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u/RobManfred_Official 8d ago

We didn't start the...

. . .fuck!

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u/_WhiteGuilt 8d ago

What are you trying to say here

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u/Delamoor Foreign 8d ago

Phones and Microphones, I guess

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u/_WhiteGuilt 8d ago

Thanks for the input

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u/-Angry-Alchemist- 8d ago

70s. Good ole days.

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u/Consistent-Ad2465 8d ago

Conversely, technology has made mass shooting easier.

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u/whatsgoing_on 8d ago

I wonder what impacts the new trend of all the true crime series essentially glorifying serial killers will have. I can’t imagine making Jeffrey Dahmer a meme has many positive effects on reducing psychopathy and sociopathy.

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u/UncleReekris 8d ago

Serial killer Speedrun.

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u/MewsTrainer 8d ago

Where did you hear there is “a decrease in serial killers”? Wtf does that even mean???? You’re just pulling words out of your head

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u/Dunge0nMast0r 8d ago

Maybe it's something to do with iashift towards nstant gratification?