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The surest way to make the remedy for a problem cost more than it should and produce an ineffective result is to pioneer the wrong thing. The surest way to make a remedy fail is to let a politician design it. Removing or abating symptoms only alleviates (at best case) the symptoms, not the problem. Having said that, let us look at the real underlying cause of the problem. Psychopaths and sociopaths are the most common mental disorders. The antisocial conduct disorder (a treatable psychosis) is a common side effect of drug abuse. The antisocial personality disorder (a neurosis) is not treatable by known means.
Violent criminals have no respect for law and order. Most of them also have mental disorders. They will get what they want in ways that avoid law enforcement.
People with mental disorders that make them violent against others are (if discovered and diagnosed) given meds and released. There is no assurance that they take these meds to abate their violent symptomatic behavior. We must not give these people access to weapons, or tools that can be used as weapons. We also must verify that they are taking their meds properly, even if this means confinement.
A significant portion of our nation has turned away from God and substituted a godless mindset in God’s place. This mindset goes by the brand names "atheism" and "secular humanism." About 21 percent of the US voter population does not believe in a personal God. Most of them do not believe in the existence of any God at all. This mindset makes them feel unaccountable to an all-knowing God for their misdeeds. Their philosophy of life is to live life to the fullest (epicureans). The more pragmatic people in the bunch believe that the best way to do this is through collaboration with like-minded groups (secular humanism).
The alleged largest "religion" in the world is the Muslim religion. Although Muslims (of all five major sects) claim to worship the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob", they also claim that the Jews and Christians (who worship the real God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) are infidels. Infidels are unworthy of continued mortal existence unless they pay financial tribute to the Muslim orthodoxy for the privilege of staying alive. The Muslim "religion" is really a political movement based upon Shariah Law. Their primary allegiance is to their religious community, not the government. To them, government is a means to an end and subordinate to their clerical theocracy.
Christianity also has become corrupted by "redefinition of sin." Examples are abortion, sanctity of marriage, divorce, pre-marital sex, and homosexuality in all of its forms. Church rituals appear to be as much as 95 percent entertainment and 5 percent instruction/worship. Designer religions overlook and ignore sinful behaviors that are common vices within their congregation. Unfortunately, they will eventually learn up close and personal that God does not negotiate and never compromises.
So what is the profile of classic suicidal mass murderers? They do not believe in life after death. To them, suicide is a final escape from their present situation, not eternal damnation. They may be on a crusade, consider their life hopeless, seek revenge, want to be remembered as a part of recorded history, or a combination of all these and other motives. They fear no accountability for their actions. Violence and threats of violence are their preferred way to resolve a conflict or cope with an unpleasant situation. They do not value the life, liberty or pursuit of happiness for anyone else unless it benefits them personally.
Given the above diagnosis, what is the remedy?
Once our youth realize and believe that they are accountable to an all-knowing higher power than government, they will have a deterrent against violence. This is not a complete to-do list, but it is a start.
Your turn. How would you modify or add to this list?