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2 US Massacres Linked by Mother-Son Bonding Over Guns

The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012. Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer was living a mostly solitary life with a mom who shared his fascination with firearms. Then, last Thursday, he killed nine others and himself in an attack at Umpqua Community College. Both stories illustrate the...

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