I refuse to get suckered into conspiracy theories but I am a firm believer in interconnected issues usually are the answer to problems rather than one great secret organization. After reading all of the outlandish John Noveske conspiracies over his death after posting the list of school shooters/child violence on his facebook, I did however find that to be an informative viewpoint as to the source of all this violence. It occurred to me that the very starting point to most of these shootings was back when Kip Kinkel shot his parents and into the school cafeteria in Springfield, Oregon. List of school shootings in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia However I was quite wrong, shootings like these have occurred on a regular basis for the last 100 years. Which of course i'll never say a wikipedia source is 100 percent accurate but it gave me some deep insight to how many shootings had occurred in US history and a brief overview of the incidents. The frequency in which these shootings happened and the number of people killed has improved (you do have to chalk that up to modern advances in weapons and the evolution of bullets). But one thing I wish the media would explore or represent in its coverage of these events is the impact of psychiatric drugs, media exploitation, violent video games, and access to unsecured firearms. It seems to me that the rise in these school shootings is a combination of these things. Usually the parents or a family member has an unsecured firearm within the home. The child is prescribed psychiatric drugs (most likely the incorrect drug or drug that has a large number of unknown side effects) with very little oversight by the mental healthcare provider. I think healthy children can tell the difference between violent movies and violent video games and tell the difference between right and wrong. But with the incorrect drugs, I personally believe the lines of reality may start to blur and that decision making process starts to be less effective. I think of the Colorado shooter who dressed up like the Joker and rigged his apartment like some trap from the Dark Knight movie and I see that it influenced him. But I suspect he was either on some form of withdrawal from psychiatric drugs or taking too many of the wrong drugs. When you combine all of these elements, it's a recipe for these kinds of grandiose violent acts.