From The Oregonian, March 2, 2013

When something as horrific as the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings occurs, human nature tells us to seek rational explanation, to ask why. That question doesn’t get us very far.

“I don’t think anybody is an expert in this kind of thing,” said Bonnie Nagel, a neuropsychologist at Oregon Health & Science University. “It dumbfounds us all.”

A few strands of connective tissue tie the nation’s recent mass shootings together. Gun access is one. Mental health is another.

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