It has nothing to do with computers and everything to do with believing that there really is mass shooting "epidemic" or social disease as this piece puts it. And if you carry(a gun) then you really are "a carrier:"
—Disease patterns, observing how a problem spreads. Gun ownership — a precursor to gun violence — can spread "much like an infectious disease circulates," said Daniel Webster, a health policy expert and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in Baltimore.
"There's sort of a contagion phenomenon" after a shooting, where people feel they need to have a gun for protection or retaliation, he said.
That's already evident in the wake of the Colorado movie-theatre shootings during a screening of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Last week, reports popped up around the nation of people bringing guns to the "Batman" movie. Some of them said they did so for protection.
And then there are "host factors:"
What makes someone more likely to shoot, or someone more likely to be a victim. One recent study found firearm owners were more likely than those with no firearms at home to binge drink or to drink and drive, and other research has tied alcohol and gun violence. That suggests that people with driving under the influence convictions should be barred from buying a gun, Wintemute said.
I would love to see the research that ties binge drinking to gun ownership. And really, someone with an OWI should be barred from buying a gun???? Not carrying one, but buying one? How many mass shootings have been tied to alcohol? This is social junk science at its very finest.