Lessons to be learned from school massacre

New studies claim that access to guns is not the only issue at the root of school shootings in the US and Europe, writes John Burke.

23rd December, 2012
Newtown residents grieve after the Sandy Hook massacre.

Major similarities exist between the adolescent males who commit school massacres in the United States and the troubled perpetrators of similar incidents across Europe, new studies have revealed.

The mass killing of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut has reopened the debate on gun control in the US. But, while many academics agree that access to automatic weapons makes it easier to kill in greater numbers, something deeper than...

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