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Editorial: Killing our own Children

Editorial: Killing our own Children Dear Members, I have watched with interest many very wise postings on our listserve regarding the senseless school killings in Connecticut. I have collected several opinions and I thought that I would give an overview, based on some experience directly with these sorts of events over the past 35 years. Without DSM diagnoses the killer was a very sane (in the logical meaning of sane), young man who had a destructive catharsis. Whatever the causes, the practical issue facing us is how to stop random killings of this nature. When the NRA (National Rifle Association), president used Israel as an example of how to control such killers he was met with a barrage of Nay Sayers from Israel, who indicated that Israel did not have a problem with its own citizens killing young children in schools and that the country did not use school guards. I have seen worrying reports in The New York Times that the NRA has a strong economic link with gun manufacturers. When I heard that, everything seemed to make sense. Almost every attempt to limit the use of guns in the United States over the past 20 years, has been politically blocked with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies Wiley

Editorial: Killing our own Children

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
1742-3341
eISSN
1556-9187
DOI
10.1002/aps.1349
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Abstract

Dear Members, I have watched with interest many very wise postings on our listserve regarding the senseless school killings in Connecticut. I have collected several opinions and I thought that I would give an overview, based on some experience directly with these sorts of events over the past 35 years. Without DSM diagnoses the killer was a very sane (in the logical meaning of sane), young man who had a destructive catharsis. Whatever the causes, the practical issue facing us is how to stop random killings of this nature. When the NRA (National Rifle Association), president used Israel as an example of how to control such killers he was met with a barrage of Nay Sayers from Israel, who indicated that Israel did not have a problem with its own citizens killing young children in schools and that the country did not use school guards. I have seen worrying reports in The New York Times that the NRA has a strong economic link with gun manufacturers. When I heard that, everything seemed to make sense. Almost every attempt to limit the use of guns in the United States over the past 20 years, has been politically blocked with

Journal

International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic StudiesWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2013

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