It's All About Him

We should stop explaining killers on their terms. It's not about guns or culture. It's narcissism

Carsten Rehder / EPA

A file picture showing an Austrian 9 bore Glock 19 handgun. Choused a legally puchased Glock 19 semi-automatic in his gun rampage at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

My reporter's odyssey has taken me from the chill dawn outside the Florida prison in which serial killer Ted Bundy met his end, to the charred façade of a Bronx nightclub where Julio Gonzalez incinerated 87 people, to a muddy Colorado hillside overlooking the Columbine High School library, in which Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wrought their mayhem. Along the way, I've come to believe that we're looking for why in all the wrong places.

I've lost interest in the cracks, chips, holes and broken places in the lives of men like Cho Seung-Hui, the mass murderer of Virginia Tech. The pain,...

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