Within hours of Adam Lanza shooting dead 20 Sandy Hook Elementary first-graders and seven adults, including his own mother, and taking his own life, media channels everywhere were festooned with analysis and opinion on what drove the 20-year-old to do it. Some blamed America’s gun culture and the free-availability of these weapons of mass massacre, while others attributed fault to mental illness, particularly (and incorrectly) autism. The violent video games Lanza played made him do it, some said. It’s the white male middle-class entitlement, I tell you, said others. Or maybe it was that Lanza was an ostracized victim of bullying.
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