School rampage shootings: How to reduce the carnage
The Huffington Post - 10/08/2015
In the aftermath of the massacre on the campus of Umpqua Community College, Americans are again debating the effectiveness of crime-fighting measures such as improved background checks and gun control laws. In reality, for the sake of reducing mass shootings, background checks will hardly make a difference. Some school rampage shooters secure guns from their parents who have passed background checks. And school killers including the 26-year-old gunman in Roseburg Oregon typically lack a criminal record or a formal psychiatric history that would prevent them from legally obtaining a firearm.