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  • Law Enforcement Think Tank Gives 9 Key Recommendations On How To Prevent 'Gun Violence'

    06/11/2018 4:38:06 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 74 replies
    Town hall ^ | 6/10/18 | beth baumann
    The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington-based think tank, on Friday released their Action Plan to Reduce Gun Violence following a Thursday meeting with the nation’s big-city police chiefs."The recommendations recognize that solving the gun violence problem is not the responsibility of one entity or one level of government," the recommendation guide said. "There is a role for everyone on the gun issue: individuals (legal gun owners and non-gun owners alike); law enforcement personnel; prosecutors; judges; state governments; the federal government; family and friends of people who may be in crisis; researchers; the philanthropic community; and the community at...
  • Pornography is "Root Cause" of School Shootings

    06/07/2018 3:00:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Republican Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee recently cited pornography, along with the deterioration of the family and violent movies, as a contributing factor to gun violence in schools. Black made the remarks during a listening session with local pastors last week. "Why do we see kids being so violent? What's out there? What makes them do that?" Black said. "Because, as a nurse, I go back to root cause. And I think it's a couple things," Black said, listing off deterioration of the family and violent movies, before mentioning pornography. "Pornography. It's available. It's available on the shelf when you...
  • For ‘Columbiners,’ School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure

    06/02/2018 1:57:05 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Joan Wong
    SANTA FE, Tex. — The exact reasons a teenage gunman shot his fellow students and teachers here at Santa Fe High School remain a mystery. His model for carrying it out is more clear. The 17-year-old junior wore a black trench coat and fired a sawed-off shotgun, the same attire and weaponry used by the two gunmen who killed a dozen students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. He wore a T-shirt with the phrase “Born to Kill” on it in bold, similar in design to those worn by the Columbine attackers, which read “Wrath”...
  • GOP lawmaker: Porn partly to blame for school shootings

    05/29/2018 12:52:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/18 | Avery Anapol
    Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said that pornography is partially to blame for gun violence in schools. The GOP lawmaker made the comment during a listening session with local pastors last week while discussing several factors that she said contribute to increased gun violence. “Why do we see kids being so violent?” she asked, according to a recording of her comments obtained by HuffPost. “What makes them do that?” Black, who is running for Tennessee governor, blamed the increase in school shootings on “deterioration of the family,” “violent movies” and “pornography,” though she did not specify what effect pornography had. “It’s...
  • The Doomsday Scenario: What If School Walkouts Don’t Work?

    05/28/2018 4:09:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 24 May, 2018 | Ann Coulter
    The New York Times seemed to think it was bitterly ironic that some of the students at Santa Fe High School, site of the recent mass shooting, had staged a walkout last month in support of the Parkland, Florida, students. But now, only a month later, one of the students who participated in the walkout is in the hospital from yet another school shooting. I suppose we could revel in the irony, but, as a more results-oriented person, what I take from that vignette is that school walkouts are not effective deterrents to school shootings. I’m not sure the poems...
  • It’s Time to Focus on the "School" in "School Shooting"

    05/26/2018 4:58:59 PM PDT · by Mafe · 16 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | May 26, 2018 | Thomas Eckert
    It’s been three short months since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead , and America has suffered from yet another school shooting. This time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 people were gunned down on Friday. As we’ve come to expect, it’s trending on every social media platform and news outlet, as people gear up with the latest arguments and narratives and wait – although, not always – for the facts to emerge. Rather than partake in the mud-slinging, I believe it’s time to reevaluate our solutions and look to government for the answer, by...
  • It Didn't Use to Be This Way

    05/22/2018 3:43:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 143 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    One telling detail keeps escaping the men and women of words who would end school shootings by one expedient or another: gun control, better security, the arming of teachers, more careful vetting of potential gunmen and so forth. The detail of which I speak: We didn't use to endure this horror. It didn't happen. The urgent question that flows from this detail: Why not? Well, to start with, because things were different, prior to the shooting fests, which break so many hearts and generate so much despair. Right, yes -- but different in what way? I will take a crack...
  • The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

    05/21/2018 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 67 replies
    National Revies ^ | 5/18/2018 | David French
    On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the simplest and also the hardest to answer. Why? Why does this keep happening? Those who advocate for gun control have an immediate answer — the prevalence of guns in the United States. Yet guns have been part of the fabric of American life for the entire history of our republic. Mass shootings — especially the most deadly mass shootings — are a far more recent phenomenon. But Granovetter thought it was a mistake to...
  • Simple Solution to Gun Shootings

    05/21/2018 10:12:55 AM PDT · by dila813 · 16 replies
    Today | Freeper
    Require all Schools get insurance for students while on school property. Why? Because look what is required for you to have employees on your property. The Insurance Company's underwriters require that you pay insurance rates that are subject to the likelihood that they will sustain a claim. What does this mean, 1. those insured take steps to reduce their rates such as taking steps that are identified by insurers that reduce their risk. 2. those who are extremely risky can't obtain insurance and therefore can't have students. 3. the insurance companies investigate all claims to determine the root cause to...
  • Teens stage ‘die-in' at Governor's Mansion

    05/21/2018 8:06:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | May 10, 2018 | Jerry Becker
    Teenagers armed themselves with a megaphone and gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin Sunday night to try and get attention for their cause. “Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Texas legislators -- for as long as this is happening, we will stand to make sure that common-sense gun laws are enacted,” yelled one of the speakers through the device... The students also staged a “die-in,” laying down on the ground for 23 minutes as if they were dead -- one minute for every school shooting since the start of the school year... These students also want to end the culture...
  • Dem Sen Warner: No ‘Single Piece of Legislation’ Would Have Stopped TX School Shooting

    05/21/2018 5:58:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/20/2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said there was not “a single piece of legislation” that would have prevented the recent school shooting in Texas. Warner said, “I don’t think there’s a single piece of legislation, but there’s a series of actions. Are there things we can do that would improve the safety of our schools? Absolutely.” He continued, “Should there be more mental health counseling for troubled teens, the number of the incidents caused by young men time and time again? Absolutely. Making sure people are safer with their own firearms? Absolutely.
  • The real cause of school shootings

    05/19/2018 2:35:42 PM PDT · by pwatson · 43 replies
    Pubmed ^ | Jan 2006 | Pubmed
    This is the cause behind the increase of school shootings. “We know that SSRI treatment can trigger mood changes in undiagnosed young bipolar patients resulting in agitation and disinhibition, and such effects may lead to suicide and violence.”
  • Chris Matthews on School Shooting: South Africans Wonder ‘What’s With America?’

    05/18/2018 5:21:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of today’s Texas school shooting, Chris Matthews, on his MSNBC show this evening, suggested that South Africans look down on the US, wondering “what’s with America?” Matthews might have wanted to check his stats before Blaming America First. Intentional homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants: United States: 4.88, South Africa: 34.27. That’s right: the homicide rate in South Africa is more than seven times that in the US.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Why we should have armed teachers

    04/24/2018 2:42:18 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 24, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Should teachers and staff at schools be armed? John Stossel and Maxim Lott put together a video analyzing the question. The CPRC’s research was used in putting the video together. More information on concealed handguns at schools is available here. There were a couple of nitpicks with the discussion. The accidental discharge in California occurred at a firearms training class outside of normal school hours. It was not a typical school environment. It would also have been helpful if the video mentioned that 18 states currently have teachers and staff who can carry permitted concealed handguns, though the rules vary...
  • Broward School Violence: Cruz's Massacre Is Far From the Whole Story

    04/15/2018 10:53:30 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 70 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 04/15/2018 | Paul Sperry
    Broward County, Fla., school officials portray as a great success their Obama administration-inspired program offering counseling to students who break the law, instead of having them arrested or expelled. They insist that it played no role in February’s school massacre by Nikolas Cruz. They also claim that in fact juvenile recidivism rates are down and school safety is up, thanks to the program. The evidence tells a far different story. Broward County juvenile justice division records, federal studies of Broward school district safety and the district's own internal reporting show that years of “intensive" counseling didn’t just fail to reform...
  • Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

    04/17/2018 10:44:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Apr 2018 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that, though concerns about school shootings worry parents more than the possibility of big bruins on the prowl. The 4-2 vote by the Park County School District No. 6 board in the town of Cody near Yellowstone National Park came after more than six months of discussion and debate. Under the proposed policy...
  • When is it OK For the Cops to Take Guns?

    04/13/2018 10:35:41 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 48 replies
    Vanity | April 13, 2018 | Jim Noble
    We’ve been discussing this topic a lot here, so I wanted to post a story and get opinions. True story. Wednesday night a kid, HS junior, sends a Snapchat to his “friends” a picture of himself holding an AR-pattern rifle with a caption “don’t come to school tomorrow”. Cops go to the house. He says it was a joke. He’s suspended and banned from campus. He’s not (so far) arrested. Question is, do you (the cops) leave the rifle or take it?
  • Teenagers Make Great Progressive Shock Troops

    03/31/2018 7:19:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 26, 2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Last Saturday hundreds of thousands of high schoolers gathered across the country in a “March for Our Lives” rally. Organized and financed by anti-gun nuts and other left-wing outfits, and ornamented with Hollywood celebrities like George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey, the spectacle was filled with the emotional exhibitionism and juvenile policy recommendations one would expect from the most pampered and worst-educated cohort of young people in American history––the perfect shock troops for progressive propaganda. Progressivism, like its totalitarian cousins, is an ideology of melodrama and moral exhibitionism. The complexity and mystery of a flawed human nature and its actions are...
  • The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough

    03/22/2018 2:25:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Time ^ | March 22, 2018 | Charlotte Alter
    It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the kids are piling into a pizzeria booth in Coral Springs, Fla., to plot a revolution. “The adults know that we’re cleaning up their mess,” says Cameron Kasky, an 11th-grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who started the #NeverAgain movement to curb gun violence three weeks earlier in his living room. “It’s like they’re saying, ‘I’m sorry I made this mess,’” adds buzzcut senior Emma González, “while continuing to spill soda on the floor.” Kasky and González are sitting with two more of the movement’s leaders, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin. Except they’re...
  • Teachers jump at the chance to learn how to carry concealed handguns

    03/21/2018 4:01:31 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 31 replies
    Three or four teachers and staff carrying at schools would probably be enough to protect most schools. Time after time comments are made that teachers are just unwilling to carry. Yet, every time free classes are offered for teachers, more want to take the classes than there is available space.