Visitors pay their respects at a memorial outside Robb Elementary School created to honor the victims killed in last week's school shooting, Friday, June 3, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Credit: Eric Gay

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In the wake of the latest horrific school massacre, we invariably hear talking heads repeat phrases like, “We still don’t know the shooter’s motivation.” Could any response be more absurd?

Who cares what the motive was? Does the speaker imagine that some motives justify this kind of behavior? Sanity, anyone?

Patricia Colling Egan