What gun violence does to our mental health

Given the increasing frequency of mass shootings in commonplace areas

Assigned Reading:
NYTimes article, “What gun violence does to our mental health”.f
 
Recall that according to the DSM-5, neither ASD or PTSD would be diagnosed from
watching a traumatic life event occurring to others on television or a mobile device. 

Question: 
1a. Given the increasing frequency of mass shootings in commonplace areas, such as
schools, theaters, supermarkets, malls, and even community parades, do you agree with
this criterion?
  Why or why not? Please consider this from your personal perspective (2
points) as well as based on the NYTimes piece. 
 
1b. Do you think the mass shootings are resulting in an increase in adjustment disorder
diagnoses? Why or why not? (2 points)

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Answer preview Given the increasing frequency of mass shootings in commonplace areas

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