Hundreds of millions of people around the world play first-person shooter games such as Call of Duty and do not turn into mass murderers. Photo: Handout

Are violent video games or mental illness causing US mass shootings?

  • US President Donald Trump ties mass shootings that left 31 dead in two US cities over the weekend to hate, violent video games and mental illness
  • But with 255 mass shooting events counted so far this year in the United States, analysts say those factors don’t explain all the violence
Topic |   Gun violence in the US

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Hundreds of millions of people around the world play first-person shooter games such as Call of Duty and do not turn into mass murderers. Photo: Handout
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