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How do we stop the next Sandy Hook? Glenn talks with Dave Grossman about gun violence in schools
GlennBeck.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Glenn Beck

Posted on 01/03/2013 4:49:31 PM PST by Errant

Tonight on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn interviewed author, soldier, and speaker Dave Grossman. Grossman is the founder the field of “killology”, which looks to examine “understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current ‘virus’ of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.” He has also worked with local police and military offices, and has worked with mental health professionals in the wake of school shootings.

In the interview the duo discussed a wide range of issues, including the role that violent video games play in desensitizing kids to violence. Grossman explained that he believes that violent video games contribute to gun violence in schools, and that the lack of consequences in the games is reflected in school shootings. He noted that some games even teach suicide when a video game character kills themselves in order to restart.

Grossman noted that he believed that games like paintball and airsoft differ from video games in that they are treated like a sport and the intention is never to hurt your opponent. He said that a real injury in those activities means the game stops and the participants come together to make sure the injured party is OK, usually so everyone doesn’t get in trouble with parents. In video games, Grossman said that there are no consequences to the violence and as a result the games become murder simulators.

Grossman also explained how gangs and even Islamic extremists use video games to train for marksmanship.

(Excerpt) Read more at glennbeck.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Reference; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; beck; blaze; davegrossman; guncontrol; killology; newtown; sandyhook; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/03/2013 4:49:39 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

For someone who is purported to be such an expert, Grossman’s never been in combat — never fired a shot in anger. Just sayin.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 4:54:19 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: Errant

Humans have and will always be violent.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 5:01:30 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Errant

Simple answer: You can’t.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 5:06:19 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Errant

It cannot be stopped or prevented. The only thing that can done, as Wayne LaPierre pointed out, is to have a good guy with a gun there to kill the bad guy.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 5:10:46 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Errant
Some resources on school threats for consideration. (There’s some old news here, but evil, terrorism and massacres never go out of style.)

Terrorists – coming to a school near you
Police ill-equipped to defend against an American Beslan
WND
Published: 04/02/2007 at 1:00 AM

Note: Killology Research Group website does not seem to still be actively updated.

Mass Slaughter In Our Schools: The Terrorists' Chilling Plan?
By Chuck Remsberg
Senior PoliceOne Contributor

School Safety Notes and Articles About School Safety by Col. Grossman
Preventing School Violence
School Shooting Contingency Plans & Considerations
”Preparing for School Attacks" published in The Police Marksman

School Safety Notes, Articles, And Links About School Safety by Other Authors
Rise in 'shool terror attacks' - New Important Article
A School Lockdown/Emergency Drill Success Story
Rapid Response/Active Shooter Lesson Plan
Safe 2 Tell

6 posted on 01/03/2013 5:36:13 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: GenXteacher

Thanks to Pookie18 - Today’s Toons

7 posted on 01/03/2013 5:40:18 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Errant

Yeah, and gangs and Middleastern Terrorists are known for their marksmanship skills.......
Quite a leap. Video games will do NOTHING for marksmanship skills.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 6:05:27 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Errant

Read his books and some of the sources


9 posted on 01/03/2013 6:27:18 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Errant

Private school, home school.

DEPOPULATE socialists/totalitarians.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 6:48:17 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Errant

Can’t be too hard to stop. After all, it’s just a random act of violence that may happen somewhere.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 7:23:47 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Errant

Can’t be too hard to stop. After all, it’s just a random act of violence that may happen somewhere.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 7:24:10 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Errant

We are dealing here with “spiritual warfare” here.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 3:30:27 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
And while we sleep, the enemy surrounds. Glenn and Dave are trying to sound the alarm; few hear it. Of those, most just want to go back to sleep.
14 posted on 01/04/2013 7:08:04 AM PST by Errant
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To: Perseverando
...evil, terrorism and massacres never go out of style

How right you are - thanks for the links!

15 posted on 01/04/2013 7:26:50 AM PST by Errant
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To: GenXteacher; All
It cannot be stopped or prevented.

I agree that evil behind this massacre and others will always be with us. But the truth is, good guys with with guns are mostly needed when a society allows evil to take root and grow.

There are a number of good lessons presented during this broadcast that makes it worth the time to view.

16 posted on 01/04/2013 7:53:57 AM PST by Errant
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