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The nation tonight mourns the senseless massacre in Newtown Connecticut.
This candlelight vigil in Washington DC one of many taking place all across the country.
The suspect identified as twenty year old album -- He reportedly shot his mother at her home before he then went to the school of -- taught in opened fire.
Murdered before the shooter turned the gun on himself.
Twenty of those victims children.
Fox News confirms a three weapons -- were legally purchased and legally registered.
To -- mother.
Joining us now -- -- doctor -- -- doctor good to have you with us.
We have talked about senseless killings certainly far too much -- in in this instance.
Young I mean we're talking five year old children makes it all the more -- Right I mean an -- sometimes will we see is these these retailers target children because -- an easy mark.
And they know that it's such a heinous crime they.
They target people during the work week they target them during work hours because they know that they can get the most amount of people during that time.
There's always a connection.
There's always some straw that broke the camel's back there's always some.
That this individual can't tolerate.
And the way that they handle it is by targeting.
Somebody that means something.
To that so what did -- -- mean to this particular share what -- the children me.
And -- to kill his mother.
That in its -- And and that is the beginning of the spree as you describe right now that led to to.
To the murders of these children so this partner and six other.
-- so this is natural side and a spree killing.
-- side is basically the killing of one's mother he was an adult who wasn't a child to that changes.
The dynamics of day.
We -- what we have is we reported -- announcement so many politicians elected officials primarily congressman bit and senators as well.
Within literally within the hour.
Sending out statements from their district and home offices.
Guns and insisting upon gun control without knowing anything.
About it without a decent interval between these senseless deaths these tragic deaths.
And this politicization.
All of my.
You know we don't wanna confuse responsible.
Gun ownership would this type of heinous crime they're not one in the saying.
But we certainly want to make sure that if people legally own guns and especially to have somebody who is.
Ill in the home make sure it's locked away and to make sure that there's no access to -- to these guns because it.
You know someone who's not well has access to a -- They can music.
And is is doctor -- is animated.
We have reports that.
The -- man had.
Was mentally disturbed hand.
And mental illness of some form we do not know why.
His brother describing him and others.
Being reported as the man displaying.
Obsessive compulsive behavior I have to tell you as a lame but I could begin to tell you what obsessive compulsive behavior.
-- is but obviously a troubled young man.
Right so on some and his compulsive said it's fixated on the bottom right aren't -- -- In this case you wonder if he was fixated on some kind of idea of violence.
We don't know what it meant and we don't know.
Any of the intricacies behind the story was there an argument that he had with his mother was the envious of the kids his mother was teaching to -- feel they -- getting something from his mother that he couldn't.
All of these things that he wasn't able to put into words and that he acted out upon and clearly he's a very reach -- was a very reasonable man.
People who engage in spree killing they're angry with the world.
And this is we look at.
The days ahead and none of these none of these congressmen and senators I mentioned talked about the importance.
-- of -- being able to assess in the community.
Those who -- troubled disturbed.
-- the importance of a strong -- -- and support for individuals who.
Mental illness for that matter strong families for all of us.
This is it seems to mean to be certainly.
Well -- Bob -- concerns about gun control.
-- we have to consider that certainly but what about also not demonizing people with mental health issues -- what about he's taking the time I think people of mental health issues and making it okay for people to get treatment.
When they need -- That would certainly help if we made it okay for families to identify.
People who are ill and potentially dangerous and making access to help okay.
Or just teen teaching people to be supportive of each other -- a have a range -- feelings -- I think personally my experience has been that we are as a society.
Willing to embrace those who were mentally ill to care for -- -- to understand that illness.
We are less or to allow our our our lives to be interfered with you providing support to those who desperately needed in our own.
In our own families are -- a circle of friends and our community whom much is something we need to change absolutely in making huge difference really well.
Doctor Robert what were you always make a difference are expected didn't -- you appreciate.
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