Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
So long as you see the 'disease' as mental illness, I would agree. Trying to apply criminal sanction and legislation to a person hell-bent on destroying as many lives as possible before his own is only self-defeating feelgoodism.
Mental illness is a huge component, but it's not limited to that. What causes this kind of thing isn't just one thing. In some cases it's mental illness, sure, but not all of the violence in our society is due to mental illness.