Why are White Middle-Class Males Committing Mass Murders?

Meghan Murphy, Feminist Current, joins Thom Hartmann. Since the shooting massacre in Connecticut - debates have heated up across the country on gun control - mental health services and the level of violence in our culture in general. But - as those debates are going on - one very important characteristic of mass murders in this country is being overlooked. In 31 of the school shootings that have taken place since 1999 - the shooters were all men.

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Mark Saulys 1 year 44 weeks ago

There was, in fact, a mass school shooting by a woman in the '90s in Illinois. Her name was Laurie Dann. There was no issue made of her gender in the media that I remember.