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FBI Faces Lone Shooters and Soft Targets: ‘All Over the Map’

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Biden on Texas Elementary School Shooting

The FBI is struggling to keep up with lone gunmen choosing soft targets, using readily available weapons and fueled by “incoherent” ideologies, its chief said at a U.S. Senate hearing about Tuesday’s massacre at an elementary school in Texas.

The motivation of attackers is “all over the map,” Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testified Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee. “We’re having more and more challenges trying to unpack what are often incoherent belief systems combined with personal grievances,” Wray said.