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Letter: Homicide problems growing


Over 600 mass homicides in the U.S. in 2022. This - a major problem. Victims: Hispanics, Jews, Blacks, LBGTQ, others.
Causes? Insanity, stress, copy cat, poor parenting not instilling respect for others, insensitivity from playing killing video
games, probably others. Assault weapons: guns, knives/cutting devices, automobiles, fire, others.
The first 20th century mass killing was at the University of Texas tower in 1966. Remember during the 1930s depression
with 25% unemployment and during WWII there were no mass killings when stress levels were higher.
One way to avoid mass homicides is to pass a Federal Law that if convicted of mass killings, the penalty is an automatic
death sentence by public hanging in the town square where the massive homicides occurred. This won’t stop all killings –
but most.

Robert K. Murray, Las Cruces