Primary Cause Of School Shootings

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The primary cause of school shootings is mental disease and the lack of treatment for those diseases. There are numerous examples of shooters who had various mental and personality disorders (antisocial personality, anxiety, etc). Lack of gun control has no influence; if an individual has the determination to commit a crime using a gun, they will obtain it legally or illegally. The media influences the perception of the public after the fact and attempts to point the blame on one factor, (i.e. gun control). School shootings are not new to the United States. They have been happening since the 18th century. (I don't like using Wikipedia as a source, but it was the most inclusive list that I could find:

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