FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The Newtown, Conn., carnage, the latest and most horrifying among a recent rash of mass shootings in America, is raising pointed questions about why this country is experiencing such lethal mayhem.
While the answers are complex, experts point to a number of mental health and societal reasons that could be underpinning the tragic events.
But they are also quick to point out the legal availability of assault weapons.
In the past two years alone, killing sprees have claimed dozens of lives and left many injured and disabled:
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