The nation has returned to normal and so has the crime rates. In less than two weeks, there have been incidents of two mass shootings. Researchers who study mass killings have warned that there could be more killings in the days to come. This is supposedly the return of the normal way of life.
18 people have lost their lives in these shootings.
Seamus McGraw, author of the new upcoming book “From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter” said, “This is a moment in time when we’re finally coming out after months of hiding in the shadows from Covid, and I deeply fear we’re going to see another spate of mass shootings.”
McGraw goes on to say that the two young men who were responsible for the mass killings were there all this while. They went into lockdown just like the rest of us.
“It’s harder for us to see the warning signs, because now we’re all underground and we’ve all been exhibiting the kinds of stresses that signal these things,” he said.
Mike Lawlor, an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven in Connecticut gave a similar statement signifying the frustration of people due to the pandemic for such state of affairs.
“It is clear this wasn’t happening during the pandemic,” said Lawlor. “While overall crime went down during the pandemic, shootings and homicides and domestic violence actually went up. But now we’re switching back to what was happening before, to that kind of senseless mass killing. It could very well be a buildup of pent-up frustration by some emotionally disturbed people.”
“While the flag was still flying half-staff for the tragedy, another American city has been scarred by gun violence and resulting trauma,” Biden said Tuesday. “I even hate to say it, because we’ve been saying it so often: ‘My heart goes out.'”
McGraw further said, “These guys may be racists, they may be homophobes, they may be misogynists, they may be all these things. What they are, most of all, is narcissistic, weak-minded murderers.”
The two mass killings that took place just days apart failed to shock any of the experts. It seemed as if this was evident.