“In a nation that has sometimes become numb to mass shootings, people are shaken.
Weekend massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have many looking for ways to stop the carnage, whether through stricter gun control laws, better mental health services or shutting down certain social media platforms.
As research suggests that violence, particularly gun carnage, can be contagious, some experts are calling for an end to blanket media coverage of mass shootings, saying it can provide potential shooters with a chance of fame, scorecards with which to compare one another and even blueprints for carrying out attacks.”
The Violence Project’s co-founder Jillian Peterson spoke with NBC reporters, telling them, “We know that mass shootings are socially contagious and tend to occur in clusters.” Read more of her commentary here.
Source: NBC News
Author: Dennis Romero