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Sons of Divorce, School Shooters
National Review Online, by W. Bradford Wilcox

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/16/2013 2:34:53 PM

Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father. From shootings at MIT (i.e., the Tsarnaev brothers) to the University of Central Florida to the Ronald E. McNair Discovery

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/16/2013 2:39:06 PM     (No. 9656289)

1/2 the marriages end in divorce but 99.99% of the affected children don´t shoot up their schools.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/16/2013 2:39:30 PM     (No. 9656290)

Translation: Libs have denegrated our society and religious values...so it´s their fault we have many more divorces and therefore more school shooters.


Isn´t Lib-Logic fun?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 12/16/2013 2:45:53 PM     (No. 9656294)

Coming from a single parent household is the greatest predictor of future criminality, yet the left has been on a 50 year mission to destroy the family.
As the Libs. Like to say, this is the " Root Cause" of practically all our problems as a nation, but they refuse to address or acknowledge it.
Just look at 0bama´s upbringing and how he turned out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/16/2013 3:02:17 PM     (No. 9656316)

I wish somebody would publish the percent of school shooters who have been on psychiatric meds and what those meds are so we could see if there´s possibly a problem there, too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/16/2013 3:53:49 PM     (No. 9656380)

There ya go. The solution to all the shootings. Put all children of divorced parents in jail for life since they are a menace to society.... Lock ´em all up!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/16/2013 4:29:29 PM     (No. 9656439)

IIRC, neither Columbine shooter was from a broken home, and I don´t think either of the Jonesboro shooters was, either. I could be wrong, but in any event, while I do agree with the obvious detrimental effects of broken homes on children, I can´t make this leap in general.

With the Lanza situation, it does perhaps make more sense. I don´t know what was going on/went on, but the father was not in the picture, the mother was dealing with everything on her own, and the guy was whack. That´s simplistic, because the father may have been supporting them for all I know, and she may have not wanted his presence in their lives, and I definitely think she was in denial about a lot of things. But with the whole Lanza situation, the absence of the father is a stark observation.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 12/16/2013 4:32:24 PM     (No. 9656442)

Barack Obama is a son of Divorce. Point made.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: harper, 12/16/2013 10:20:24 PM     (No. 9656711)

Not so much. Rather, the question must be
asked: what came first, the Democrat´s idea of "gun-free" zones or the "young Democrats gone wild" shoot em ups?

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