|Mr Khan said:
What we forget is that mass-shootings take planning, and a LOT of planning, or else its not going to become a mass shooting. You have to pick your venue and arm yourself carefully. This sort of thing does not play into the short-term fight-or-flight high that might be caused by violent games or violent sports or any especially stimulating activity. Mass shootings are an inherently cold-blooded, sociopathic events.
Now could someone with pre-existing sociopathic tendencies play violent video games and be inspired to recreate a particularly gruesome scenario? Probably, but the psychological cause-and-effect isn't there. Violent people may be attracted to violent or faux-violent activities, but such activities don't cause violence, or else we'd have more shooters come from sports like football and hockey.
it really doesnt require much planning.
if i planned on shooting a bunch of people, i would just look up the closest "gun-free" zone. ie school, mall, theatre, etc. just bring a gun and walk in. an easy 10+ kills.