Why are most mass shooters male?

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In most of the gun-control debate, the talk is about whether guns (or certain types of guns) should be legal; the Second Amendment; mental health; and the sheer tragedy of children being mass-murdered. Yet, what does it mean that most mass shooters are male, typically white and young? Rob Okun has written this thoughtful piece. As Okun says, “phrases like ‘toxic masculinity’ (or ‘healthy masculinity’ for that matter) do men a disservice.” What it means to be a man or boy in 2018 America is very important, but these are politically correct phrases have no practical value, and little analytical value, in stopping the killing



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