Let’s Try To Actually Do Something About Mass Shootings

And simply banning a gun or some type of mag will do nothing. Some of the worst gun violence on the planet occurs in some places with the tightest gun-control laws: Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil. The left’s solution is always “more government”. Well, in Florida multiple government agencies failed to do their jobs. How is “more government” going to prevent criminals or the insane from getting weapons? How has government-dictated “gun-free” zones done anything other than advertise to criminals “come and attack, you will be unopposed”?

Here are three excellent articles echoing my views:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/22/bought-military-rifle-nine-years-old-completely-normal-no-mass-shootings/

Failure of government:

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/23/full-transcript-tipster-warns-fbi-parkland-shooter-is-going-to-explode/

http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/23/full-transcript-tipster-warns-fbi-parkland-shooter-is-going-to-explode/

 

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Florida School Shooting

Another horrible mass shooting and 17 people are dead. We are lucky it wasn’t more by all accounts. Never one to let a crisis go to waste, the far-left and Democrat politicians (one in the same) have renewed their shrill calls for gun control or total confiscation. Here is a question for these leftists: would gun control have prevented 9-11, the France truck terrorist attack, Oklahoma City, the NYC truck terrorist attack, or the worst school killing in American history?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/1927-bombing-remains-americas-deadliest-school-massacre-180963355/

No, it wouldn’t have. Here is a simple fact: the far-left is not interested in protecting the people, it wants to control them. Without a gun the crazed lunatic would have likely used other methods. It is a fact that gun violence is way down in this country while these rare but abominable mass shootings are up.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/21/gun-homicides-steady-after-decline-in-90s-suicide-rate-edges-up/

Why is that? Instead of looking for the root cause of such acts and preventing them (everyone knew this guy was nuts and violent) the left wants to confiscate an object. I don’t know why this is happening but lets look at some possible factors: the breakdown of the family (the left likes this) leaving many alienated youth. An epidemic of depression and prescription drug use, fueled even more by tech addiction and social media. A breakdown in the mental health and law-enforcement systems. Mass consumption of violence in our pop culture including TV, movies, music and especially video games. Rather than eliminating guns (only criminals will have them, just ask Mexico or Venezuela) the country needs to take a long hard look at the causes of this phenomenon and attack them head on.

 

Scoring Cheap Political Points On Gun Violence

http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/02/dont-people-breaking-72-hour-rule-sensitivity-las-vegas-shooting/

http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/02/politicize-shootings-make-harder-find-solutions/

The best recommendation I heard from anyone on how to prevent or mitigate these mass murders came from an ex-Navy Seal and security expert who said that all large outdoor venues like this should have police snipers posted. That is what they do for the Super Bowl. The shooter used illegal weapons. Banning all guns will do nothing to prevent such a rampage; just ask England, France, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, ect.