Mass shootings like the one in Uvalde, Texas, look to me like the American version of running amok. We always find that the shooter had severe psychological problems at the time of the event, and for that reason we should ask about the role our culture and society play in precipitating these tragedies.
My guess: In many ways America has become a society of persecutors. Our taste for witch hunting has always been apparent, only, of late, it has become an indulgence. Under so much pressure, the weak and the frustrated are bound to crack.