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Drugs are the common link in mass killings, argues Peter Hitchens in Mail + column

EXCLUSIVE: Drugs are the common link in mass killings, argues Peter Hitchens in Mail + column

  • Read the full Peter Hitchens article now at the Mail’s new premium sister website The Mail+ 

Drugs may be to blame for the rise in mass killings across the globe, Daily Mail columnist Peter Hitchens claims today. 

In a hard-hitting column on Mail + – our new premium sister website – he says the lack of discussion over the link between drugs and gun violence makes further tragedies inevitable.   

His comments follow the murder of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas

Salvador Ramos, 18, who killed 19 innocent children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, in Uvalde, Texas

Hitchens writes: ‘Mass shootings of the sort we now see all too often are quite a recent problem. They only really began in the 1960s. Can anyone think of anything else that only really got going in Western societies in the 1960s?’

‘By blaming these events either on the lack of gun control or on some vast Islamist conspiracy or on ”right-wing extremism” we are almost completely missing the point,’ he writes. And these things will keep happening until we wake to the danger.’ 

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A Texas State Trooper receives flowers for the victims of the shooting yesterday

A Texas State Trooper receives flowers for the victims of the shooting yesterday 

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