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Mass killers may see others as not real

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No explanation of who Adam Lanza was, what influences shaped him, what resentments drove him or what psychiatric diagnoses fit him will ever satisfactorily explain why he shot 27 children and women. The FBI and others have profiled shooters. These profiles provide some common denominators, telling us something about who — but little about why. The “why” may lie in mass shooters’ inability to connect to others. The profiles say that shooters are almost always ...

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