Guns Have Existed in America For 200 Years and people have purchased AR-15’s for 60 years, but School shootings are new. The REAL issue is this…
Mother Jones recently published a study about the 96 mass shootings that have occurred since 1982. Their report shows that there have been 796 total people killed in mass & school shootings since 1982. They also show that only 25 of the 96 mass shootings since 1982, involved a semi-automatic rifle, or as the media likes to incorrectly call it, an “assault rifle.” In April of 2014, there was an attack that occurred at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville — a typically peaceful community about 18 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A student named Alex Hribal used a long knife to stab 22 of his fellow students, even though this attack was only three years ago, it is long forgotten by everyone except for those affected by that attack. Following this bloody day, no one called for the ban on knives, and no one dared discuss the true culprit behind these attacks, which is what we’ll get into here.
Many though, would like to know, why? Why is it that no one ever talks about the weapon of the attacker’s choosing in any mass attacks unless that weapon was a gun? Why is it that no one blames alcohol or calls for more liquor regulations when a drunk driver plows through a group of kids on their way home from school? Surely people know that the amount of innocent people killed every year by drunk drivers is about the same amount of people killed in intentional murders by guns right?
360,000 people have been killed by guns since 1982. 324,000 of the 360,000 killed were shot by an illegally obtained firearm. This should show you a little bit about how defective our already strict gun laws are. Relevant to this, every day 28 people in the United States die in alcohol related motor vehicle crashes. This is one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.
When we tried to ban alcohol during the prohibition, violent organized crime surfaced. When we try to ban narcotics such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin and others, more demand, black markets and violent crime surfaces. Why do we think this would be any different with guns?
The media at every turn is either blaming the gun or even “white masculinity” like in this article, but Mother Jones, a left leaning outlet even states that though whites make up the majority of mass shooters, they are still not over-represented relative to population in mass shootings.
Furthermore, according to FBI statistics, in 187,000 of the 360,000 who have been intentionally shot and killed by guns since 1982, the perpetrator was black. And in 90,000 of the 360,000 the perpetrator was Hispanic. So again, I’m not sure where the conclusion of “white masculinity” comes from. More importantly, almost all of these shootings that have happened in America were caused with illegally obtained firearms. Whether that be on the black market, in back alleys of gang infested urban areas, or by smash and grabs at gun stores. All of the studies available to us show that almost all of the gun crime here in America is caused by illegally purchased weapons. So why do we think more laws will stop this? Is the possession of drugs stopped by laws?
But aside from the racial aspect of everyday shootings like in Chicago or Baltimore, mass shootings like in Florida or Vegas, let’s get into the real reason behind mass shootings. Its not guns. Its fatherlessness. Fatherlessness and a country that has the most children on psychotropic drugs per capita in the world. The glorification of violence in Hollywood, the exponential rise in broken homes, the growing rate at which our children are being prescribed with psychiatric drugs and the fact that we closed around 80% of the mental institutions in the 1980’s makes for a deadly combination. A combination that is unique to America.
Susan LM Goldberg, an author for PJ Media, wrote in an article that “no one in the mainstream media or government wants to acknowledge” the key issue: fatherlessness. Goldberg. cited Warren Farrell, author of “The Boy Crisis,” who notes that “minimal or no father involvement is common to Nikolas Cruz, Adam Lanza, Elliott Rodger, Dylann Roof and Stephen Paddock.” Farrell says Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz’s “fatherlessness was compounded by the death of his adoptive mom.” Numerous factors are cited for a rise in mass shootings, “but boys with significant father involvement are not doing these shootings. Without dads as role models, boys’ testosterone is not well channeled” and they “become among the world’s most destructive forces.”
Farrell’s explanation about how masculinity can be a force for good or for evil is enormously instructive. “Without dads as role models, boys’ testosterone is not well channeled. The boy experiences a sense of purposelessness, a lack of boundary enforcement, rudderlessness, and often withdraws into video games and video porn. At worst, when boys’ testosterone is not well-channeled by an involved dad, boys become among the world’s most destructive forces. When boys’ testosterone is well channeled by an involved dad, boys become among the world’s most constructive forces.”
Thabiti Boone, a black author for The Root wrote “I never saw dads in the park playing with their sons, “I don’t remember my father hugging me. We never heard him say he was proud of us, The emotional pain of what I deserve and didn’t get, I have to carry it for the rest of my life.”
As we know, around 80% of all black children are now born into fatherless homes. In 1960 this number for black Americans was only at around 22% In the 1960’s the poverty rate amongst black Americans was at around only 6%, and today it is at 27.5% You would have to be one of the most naive people in the world if you don’t see the correlation here.
Also on the rise is the white rate of fatherlessness. In 1960, before the welfare state was instituted, the rate of fatherlessness amongst the white community was only at around 6%, today whit children born into fatherless homes are north of 30%
Study after study and scientist after scientist have published their findings on this subject. Psychiatric professionals have said that this is an urgent issue that must be addressed immediately, but no one wants to talk about it. Why? Well because that would mean there would have to be blame placed on the media and our politicians who created this issue through policy passed over the years.
Author Michael Kismet writes “The psychological effects of our childhood experiences can have an outsized impact on who we become later in life. Earlier today, I read an article that provoked what one might describe as a panic attack. As I read this very disturbing article about the psychological ramifications of growing up fatherless, it all just sunk in for me … that I was damaged. Unfortunately, I have personally experienced many of the psychological consequences mentioned in the article. Most alarming for me was this statement: “Growing up without a father could permanently alter the structure of the brain.” Notice the word “permanently.” Maybe I’ve had my head in the sand—or the clouds. I already knew that children from single-parent families tend to have more difficulties in life, but hearing it framed with these words? I was devastated.”
This is obviously a serious issue when fatherlessness alone can literally alter the physical structure of the brain. This statement is backed by dozens of scientific analysis and empirical data, yet no one in the media will dare touch on this subject. No politician has ever presented a bill to fix this. No one ever addresses this issue after a mass shooting, and frankly this is the only issue they should be addressing after a mass shooting.
When you have this level of extreme increase in broken homes coupled with the increase in school shootings, why can’t or why won’t anyone connect the dots? When you have the blatant inflation of children here in America that are being prescribed with psychotropic drugs, coupled with the increase of mass shootings, why do we disregard the connection? Is it because they want this to happen or because of shame? Maybe both.
The US census Bureau reports that we have an estimated 41,731,233 children from ages 0-17 here in American. An astounding 22% of these children are prescribed with and taking one or more psychotropic medication. This is up from just 2% in the 1950’s This means that over 9 million children are being medicated in this country today. Per capita this is highest in the world and it’s not even close.
Here are some of the mental side effects of some of these psychotropic drugs that our children are being prescribed with. A few of these are especially frightening considering the fact that we are combining this with a great societal breakdown, glorification of violence, increase in fatherlessness and decrease in religious and moral values. These are all things that were all either shunned or unheard of in the 1950’s.
- Thoughts about suicide or dying
- Attempts to commit suicide
- New or worsening depression
- New or worsening anxiety
- Feeling very agitated or restless
- Panic attacks
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
- New or worsening irritability
- Acting aggressively, being angry, or violent
- Acting on dangerous impulses
- An extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
- Other unusual changes in behavior or mood
The growing rate of medicated children, the growing number of children without fathers to help channel their testosterone as they age, and the growing number of children lashing out and turning to video games or the internet to find a way out, all correlate and make for a dangerous potion of devastation. And sometimes that means school shootings.