Good evening everyone.
Please note that I am about to risk being unpopular again.
We are all likely aware of the mass shooting that happened in Buffalo earlier this week. We have learned from the shooter's internet history that he is quite racist. Such racism is thus thought to be the underlying motivation of his crime.
There is another piece to this that badly needs attention, if only to discount the possibility. As we look at the history of mass shootings (and we can add mass killings with an automobile), we note that the perpetrators of 122 of those shootings were men (plus two vehicular mass homicides as well). The perpetrators in another three shootings were women. In another two, it was a man and a woman together.
My friends, as I have pointed out in another posting from a few years ago, another question desperately demands consideration. Maybe it is the guns. Maybe it is not. But if the perpetrators in over 96% of these mass homicides were men, can we PLEASE have a discussion about men's mental health?
Have a good evening.