Jeez. It's sickening how so many people have no regard for human life.
Particularly, those people in the news business who sensationalize these events to the point that borderline psychotics are inspired by how they too can become famous simply by being a copycat.
Not saying this is what happened in Austin, but, they don't call Television, Radio, etc. "programming" for nuthin'. I sincerely wish there were a better way for them to sell soap and other advertising.
Anyone who thinks that blatant, repetitive exposure to violent acts portrayed in graphic detail by media, gaming, and other news and entertainment outlets doesn't desensitize people to such acts can likely be found to have a profit motive that influences their opinion.