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Practical suggestions for inhibiting mass murders. And not just the ones that use guns. [View all]

I'll start.

Total media blackout on the identities of mass murderers, except when necessary to catch them or for investigations.

If Timothy McVeigh was known entirely as "murderer 29", and Seung-Hui Cho as "murderer 102" in major media, I think that would diminish the motivation for many, since many mass killers are motivated by fame and record setting.

Of course the First Amendment says that this can't be legally mandated, but if one powerful media giant led the way, I think others would follow. You could still probably find the info by researching online, but it wouldn't have the same "rock star" vibe that it does to appeal to sickos now.

Perhaps if this latest lunatic had know that his face wouldn't be splashed on the front pages all across America, mass murder would have been less appealing.

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