Avoiding Mass Killings: Don’t Be Enamored with Easy Answers

It was recently announced that Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nicolas Cruz, the young man accused of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last year. In the wake of that tragedy, as we begin to heal, we are also desperate for answers regarding how such incidents can be avoided in the future. Unfortunately, it’s likely that our desperation makes us vulnerable to placing our faith in comforting but unrealistic solutions.