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'School Shooting' Definition Has Recently Been Changed to Make it Look Like They Are More Frequent Now

"Uvalde was a mass school shooting; the 26 previous tragedies at schools this year were not."


By James Anthony
ThePostMillenial.com

While it has become widely accepted that the recent Uvalde school shooting was the 27th this year, it's not widely known that the definition has changed recently, lowering the threshold for what is defined as a "school shooting."

"Interesting. The definition of 'school shooting' was changed to make them seem common, when in fact it’s rarer than we realized," tweeted filmmaker Mike Cernovich on Thursday:

This article by Reason breaks it down: The root of the problem is "that three very differently defined terms are being used somewhat incautiously and interchangeably: 'school shooting,' 'mass shooting,' and 'mass school shooting.'"

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  •   The True Evil Behind America's Mass School Shootings
    Prior to 1999, school shootings were practically nonexistent. But today, they have become almost predictable, so much so that an ominous pattern can be found.  This pattern is now being used to curtail the Second Amendment and to destroy Individual Freedom.

 

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Video: The True Evil Behind America's Mass School Shootings


Prior to 1999, school shootings were practically nonexistent. But today, they have become almost predictable, so much so that an ominous pattern can be found.  This pattern is now being used to curtail the Second Amendment and to destroy Individual Freedom.

 

 

 
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Typical Mass Shooter White Male? Think Again


WND.com

The attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend that have taken at least 31 lives have put a spotlight on the problem of young, isolated white men carrying out mass shootings.

But a list of the people arrested or charged in the 255 mass shootings recorded this year — defined as four or more people shot or killed — shows the problem isn’t confined to white men or motivations of white supremacy.

If there’s a thread, it’s young men whose biological father was missing in their lives. After the Parkland school massacre in Florida, the Heritage Foundation cited a study showing that among the 25 most-cited school shooters since Columbine, 75 percent were reared in broken homes.

Most, according to psychologist Peter Langman, an expert on school shooters, came from homes that also experienced infidelity, substance abuse, criminal behavior, domestic violence and child abuse.

More than 520 people have died in mass shootings this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and at least 2,000 have been injured.

The Gateway Pundit noted that more than 140 mass shootings this year remain unsolved largely because no one will give descriptions to the police.

At least 20 of the mass shootings this year were in Chicago.

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Prescription For Violence: The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings


Ammo.com

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years, the United States has seen a significant increase in mass shootings, which are becoming more frequent and more deadly.

Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs, whether it’s at a synagogue in Pittsburgh or a nightclub in Orlando, the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response – they blame the tragedy solely on the tool used, namely firearms, and focus all of their proposed “solutions” on more laws, ignoring that the murderer already broke numerous laws when they committed their atrocity.

Facts matter when addressing such an emotionally charged topic, and more gun control legislation has shown that law-abiding Americans who own guns are not the problem. Consider the following: The more gun control laws that are passed, the more mass murders have occurred.

Whether or not this is correlation or causation is debatable. What is not debatable is that this sick phenomenon of mass murderers targeting “gun-free zones,” where they know civilian carry isn’t available to law-abiding Americans, is happening. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, 97.8 percent of public shootings occur in “gun-free zones” – and “gun-free zones” are the epitome of the core philosophical tenant of gun control, that laws are all the defense one needs against violence.

Therefore, when the media and politicians focus their ire on guns, specifically what types of guns are used, such as AR-styles, carbines, semi-automatics, and “high capacity” handguns, in the wake of such tragedies the American public are being intentionally drawn into an emotionally charged debate about legal gun ownership (irrespective of whether the murderer’s gun was legally or illegally obtained). This debate leads them away from the elephant in the room and one of the real issues behind mass shootings – mental health and prescription drugs.

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Why The Santa Fe Shooting Disappeared From Headlines So Quickly


By Rod Thomson
TheRevolutionaryAct.com

Something strange happened within a few days of the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School that killed 10 people and injured 14 others.

The story virtually disappeared from the news cycle. This is quite a remarkable change from the weeks of non-stop media coverage after the Parkland, Florida shooting that resulted in huge protests around the country and bad legislation in Florida.

First, there are a lot of similarities in the two atrocities. The killer in both instances was a mentally disturbed, bullied teenage boy who had shown warning signs. However, it is well-documented that in Parkland, law enforcement and school officials (government) missed or purposely overlooked dozens of red flags regarding the killer that could have prevented the killings.

Seventeen people were killed in Parkland. Ten were killed in Santa Fe. Both are located in conservative states with strong Second Amendment protections, although Texas is more conservative. Both have happened during a time of rampant but factually ill-founded fears of school shootings, and a media that has an anti-gun agenda it pushes shamelessly — including the use of grieving teenage survivors.

So what are the differences? Three stand out.

One, the gun that the Parkland killer used was an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. It is what the media insists on calling an “assault weapon,” without ever really explaining or describing what is meant by the term. It’s scary looking and appears similar to military assault weapons. But it is the same as any semi-automatic rifle or pistol. One shot per trigger pull.

In Santa Fe, the killer used a .38-caliber revolver and a shotgun — not the infamous “assault rifles.” There is very little support among Americans for banning revolvers or shotguns. So that was one big difference.

The second is that the Parkland killer was never stopped. Officers stayed outside and did nothing while he continued to massacre people. He just finally quit murdering and walked away from his school slaughter, later being arrested at a fast food restaurant.

In Santa Fe, men with guns stopped the killer. The teen was cornered in a room by armed school security until more police arrived and he surrendered.

A final difference is in the community and the students. Parkland is in the heavily urbanized, liberal, anti-gun corridor of Southeast Florida, from Miami through Fort Lauderdale to West Palm. The students there reflect that urbanized sense of guns as frightening, and really do not seem to grasp the purpose of the Second Amendment. They came out very strong for gun laws and the media ate it up and national, liberal organizations quickly organized them.

Santa Fe is a semi-rural area of Southern Texas between Houston and Galveston. The people there see guns as part of the culture and have a more ingrained understanding of why there is a Second Amendment. For instance, almost no Santa Fe students participated in the national school walkout in March.

Here is Alex Carvey, 16, a student at Santa Fe High School:

“I don’t think guns are the problem — I think people are the problem,” she said. “Even if we did more gun laws, people who are sick enough to do something like this are still going to figure out a way to do it. So it doesn’t matter.”

So the differences in coverage seem to be based at least somewhat on how it plays into the media narrative of blaming the NRA and gun owners and pushing for more gun control laws. Parkland — despite the myriad failures of government along the way, plays nicely into that narrative.

Santa Fe doesn’t really fit narrative.

Rod Thomson is an author, TV talking head and former journalist, and is Founder of The Revolutionary Act. Rod is co-host of Right Talk America With Julio and Rod on the Salem Radio Network.

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Video: Judicial Watch - Law Enforcement's Failures Before, During, & After Parkland School Shooting


In this episode of "Inside Judicial Watch," host Jerry Dunleavy joins JW Senior Investigator Bill Marshall to discuss the perfect storm of events that led to the Parkland school shooting on Valentine's Day which resulted in the deaths of 17 students and faculty. Had local and federal law enforcement been more proactive, the massacre could have been prevented.  Marshall reveals the fact that Obama admin programs and policies created the environment to allow Cruz to get as far as he did.

 

 
 
 
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THE SCHOOL-TO-MASS-MURDER PIPELINE



By Ann Coulter
AnnCoulter.com

Nikolas Cruz's psychosis ended in a bloody massacre not only because of the stunning incompetence of the Broward County Sheriff's Department. It was also the result of liberal insanity working exactly as it was intended to.

School and law enforcement officials knew Cruz was a ticking time bomb. They did nothing because of a deliberate, willful, bragged-about policy to end the "school-to-prison pipeline." This is the feature part of the story, not the bug part.

If Cruz had taken out full-page ads in the local newspapers, he could not have demonstrated more clearly that he was a dangerous psychotic. He assaulted students, cursed out teachers, kicked in classroom doors, started fist fights, threw chairs, threatened to kill other students, mutilated small animals, pulled a rifle on his mother, drank gasoline and cut himself, among other "red flags."

Over and over again, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reported Cruz's terrifying behavior to school administrators, including Kelvin Greenleaf, "security specialist," and Peter Mahmood, head of JROTC.

At least three students showed school administrators Cruz's near-constant messages threatening to kill them -- e.g., "I am going to enjoy seeing you down on the grass," "Im going to watch ypu bleed," "iam going to shoot you dead” — including one that came with a photo of Cruz’s guns. They warned school authorities that he was bringing weapons to school. They filed written reports.

Threatening to kill someone is a felony. In addition to locking Cruz away for a while, having a felony record would have prevented him from purchasing a gun.

All the school had to do was risk Cruz not going to college, and depriving Yale University of a Latino class member, by reporting a few of his felonies -- and there would have been no mass shooting.

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Teacher Pens FB Post About Florida School Shooting

It's gone mega-viral for all the right reasons


By Chris Enloe
TheBlaze.com

Kelly Guthrie Raley was named “Teacher of the Year” at her Florida school, Eustis Middle School, for the 2017-2018 school year last month, according to Fox News. But now she’s being recognized for her cultural commentary following the tragic Florida school shooting.

In a Facebook post that’s gone mega-viral, Ms. Raley analyzes American culture at-large and how it contributed to Wednesday’s shootings and other previous mass shootings.

What did she say?

Raley did not hold anything back. She wrote:

Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it-violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore!!!

The middle school teacher then told parents they need to “STEP UP,” explaining that much of the cultural problem begins at home.

“My parents NEVER supported any bad behavior from me. I was terrified of doing something bad at school, as I would have not had a life until I corrected the problem and straightened my a** out. My parents invaded my life,” Raley wrote.

“They knew where I was ALL the time. They made me have a curfew. They made me wake them up when I got home. They made me respect their rules. They had full control of their house, and at any time could and would go through every inch of my bedroom, backpack, pockets, anything!” she explained.

“Parents: it’s time to STEP UP! Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend,” Raley charged.

Raley wanted to emphasize that her post had nothing to do with the conversation about guns or gun control. She wrote:

This post wasn’t about gun control. This was me, loving the crap out of people and wanting the best for them. This was about my school babies and knowing that God created each one for greatness, and just wanting them to reach their futures. It’s about 20 years ago this year I started my teaching career. Violence was not this bad 20 years ago. Lack of compassion wasn’t this bad 20 years ago. And God knows 20 years ago that I wasn’t afraid daily to call a parent because I KNEW that 9 out of 10 would cuss me out, tell me to go to Hell, call the news on me, call the school board on me, or post all over FaceBook about me because I called to let them know what their child chose to do at school…because they are a NORMAL kid!!!!!

 

The post, published Thursday morning, has received more than 700,000 reactions and nearly 600,000 shares.

 

 

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School Shootings, Technology, and the Left’s Absence of Meaning


A caller to Mark Levin’s radio show Thursday night made an excellent point. We’ve always had guns in our society. But it’s only recently that we have had this cascade of school and other mass shootings. So the guns haven’t changed. But something else has.

It’s of course easier to talk about restricting guns than the problems in society. Some of those Hollywood celebrities tweeting in favor of gun control might just have to look at themselves. Parents might too. And Silicon Valley.

The Left, which thinks Republicans and the NRA are colluding to kill people, would never suspect that the valueless society and moral relativism it advocates could possibly have something to do with this. It’s destruction of traditional America culture, abetted by massive, unlimited, and unabsorbable immigration, might also come into question.

Political correctness, the chief social weapon of the Left, seeks to enforce an order in which everything is acceptable. If everything is acceptable – that is, every behavior that doesn’t involve actually kicking someone in the head – then ultimately kicking someone in the head, or shooting up a school, is going to happen because society has no social norms.

Technology makes all lifestyles, thoughts, and madnesses acceptable to someone. As Mark Steyn noted last night on Tucker Carlson’s show, if you’re a social misfit loner, you can still find a friend online. With technology, even the worst ideas and most egregious personalities can be validated online.

And violence is a way of life on the web. The technology sector would never want to address that its pervasive violent video games might be creating killers. I’m sure they have lots of money devoted to ensuring the issue comes up as infrequently as possible, particularly in Washington. But our children are being poisoned, inured to violence. And parents, wanting an easy solution for dealing with their kids, are allowing it.

I was looking at a video game a young girl was playing the other day. There were flowers, cute little animals, everything was adorable. All of a sudden, the shooting started. You had to kill the zombies to keep them from eating the flowers, or something.

How many rounds can one fire online before it seems nothing to begin firing them in a school?

Gun control is a band-aid. It feels good and you think you accomplished something. But the true cause of these shootings lies elsewhere. And as the country’s culture and morality continue to unravel, there will be more and more shootings, even if there are fewer guns.

 

Steyn: Defining act of school shootings: absence of meaning

 
 
 
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