Anybody fascinated with the 'Psychology' of Mass Shooters?

  • HorrorHound

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    Aug 03, 2015 4:35 PM GMT
    Becoming common-place in our society, the "true-crime" afficinado in me finds mass shootings & the shooter very fascinating. Everytime one happens, I can't wait to delve deep into the articles reading on the situation & of course the background/mind-set of said shooter. Not counting the recent Carolina-racist based shooting, but everything from the Virginia Tech shootings or the 2014 Isla Vista Killings. Call me Macabre, or whatever, but the research and reading into new & old ones are very interesting. However the stories of the victims are very tragic and sad.

    I do not support or celebrate killers on any level. I just find what makes someone who once seem oridnary snap, intriguiging.
  • btm7969

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    Aug 04, 2015 5:23 AM GMT
    they happen so often , I don't love them but when I hear about it constantly on news or in the paper im glued to the tube or print reading about it its not macabre buddy to be fascinated by it its life it happens should it happen hell fuck no but it is crazy people trying to show off that have no business owning a gun imo.
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    Aug 04, 2015 12:24 PM GMT
    I find it more alarming than fascinating, though I am a bit intrigued by the mindset of those who commit it. I think Columbine and Virginia Tech had a large gap. Since then, mass(public) shootings have been on the rise. I remember discussing this in class one day, and there are some theories that the gaps are getting closer. I can't really pinpoint the reason, but it's something that I feel is happening. Or maybe it happened more than I believed back then but it had less media coverage.
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    Aug 05, 2015 12:28 AM GMT
    Have you considered a career in criminal psychology?

    I do get intrigued reading about technical and psychological details of the perpetrators in mass shootings, but rarely go in depth with it. If you enjoy going in depth with it, a career in that field could be just as fun to you as my career is to me.
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    Aug 19, 2015 12:04 PM GMT
    I do wonder about serial killers, and people who kill or do heinous murders and things of that sort. Do I support and understand what they do, hell no. But I wonder and I think about their personalities.