So treat them the same? Treat people who collect images of murder the same as if they killed someone? That's about how they treat people who look at pictures of child abuse. Both are very distasteful. But a person with images is nothing like the person who committed the actual crime, unless and until they ever do something similar themselves. Browsing the internet, even looking at very distasteful things, shouldn't be punishable by long prison sentences. That should be for the actual crime, only. In a sane society that's how it would be. Actually, in many (more sane) countries, just looking at things on the internet, and not actually doing them, isn't a huge crime like in the USA. Things are going to have to move in that direction, eventually.