Best Practice to Save Our Students From Mass Murderers- Part 1

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U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Despite the avalanche of sensational news coverage, I have not seen solid news reports about mass murders in our schools. We need to know where these murderers come from. We also need to know how to protect our students at school. I’ll try to cover that information, and this is the first of those two parts.

Part 1 – the Source of Modern Mass Murder
Part 2 – Protecting our Schools and Churches

Stopping Mass Murder at its Source

What is the psychology of mass murder? 

Every parent has seen their child act out to get attention. If we deny our children wholesum attention then they will get our attention by other means. Now scale that behavior up to today’s young men. We’ve told our boys that men are bad. If they can’t get our approval for their virtues, then some young men will demand our attention with their vices. That is how we’ve built today’s mass murderers. Today’s mass media are all too eager to help.

What are the media doing to encourage this behavior?

Again dig back into your memories. We all have memories of that annoying friend or relative that is overly enthusiastic about their young child. A new parent can’t stop telling you about what their son or daughter did.

That is how our news media treats mass murderers today. The news media shows us the face and the name of their new favorite murderer. The media can’t stop talking about their latest infatuation. Did he kill 8 people or 12? No matter, the media drolls on about their latest celebrity crush. This infatuation has ugly results.

We deliver celebrity recognition to mass murderers.

A billion dollars of media exposure dredges up the next mass murderer. This infatuation isn’t healthy for the news media. The news media could tell us about the victims. It could tell us about the defenders and the first responders. The media could tell us that our children are many times safer at school than they would be if they were walking the streets of Chicago.

We deliver celebrity recognition to mass murderers.
We deliver celebrity recognition to mass murderers.

The media doesn’t tell us about that because they are too busy selling fear and outrage.

This infatuation isn’t healthy for us because it encourages our politicians to do stupid things. It also isn’t healthy for our children, particularly our young men.

Like most adolescent behaviour, the news/entertainment media can’t help themselves. We’ll have to intervene on their behalf.

What should we do?
This is what we need to do after the next mass murder. If you’re like I am, then that is the time you want to turn off the news. This time we’re watching while we’re on a mission. Bookmark this article and print out this form in advance. We can make the next mass murder our last.

  1. When you see the murderer’s face or hear the murderer’s name, then call the news outlet. Ask to speak with their news director. Tell him you resent the station popularizing mass murderers. Ask them to stop showing the murderer’s face and name.
  2. Call the advertisers. Tell them where you saw their advertisement and that you won’t buy from them since they are using dead kids to promote their product.
  3. For extra credit, post the results online. For example, post it on your Facebook page and on the advertiser’s social media page.
  • Type of media- TV /Radio /newspaper /magazine /online
  • Name of host of program-______________________
  • Station call letters if any- ______________________
  • Station network affiliation-_____________________
  • Date and time- _____________________________
  • Station contact information
  • Phone-______________________________
  • Online-______________________________
  • Advertiser’s name-___________________________
  • Advertiser’s product-_________________________
  • Advertiser’s contact information
  • Phone-______________________________
  • Online-______________________________

Now we wait. This won’t stop terrorist bombings, but it will stop most of our mass murders in school.

Part two covers what we should do to protect our schools and churches.


About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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    Whodaty
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    Whodaty

    First tenant of media: “If it bleeds, it leads”.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Whodaty, And the second tenant of “journalism” is Don’t let the facts get in the way of a big story.

    Alexander Stephens Sr
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    Alexander Stephens Sr

    Rob, you ideas have drawn a lot of criticism, but I think you are on the right track. A security survey should be done, but done by the one organization that could actually get it done correctly. And while they are at it they could develop a plan that could be implemented without massive cost. Here’s where I’m going with this: The US Secret Service is more equipped to plan for fluid situations and protection against them – hell, that’s why they’re in existence! That said, a plan should include the following: 1. One means of ingress for students arriving… Read more »

    james
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    james

    We were on the chess team and science lab squad and never wanted to harm our fellow students or teachers.

    eaglesnester
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    eaglesnester

    You can do nothing. To think you can just shows your stupidity. The simple fact is, you can not stop evil. You can however mitigate it by undertaking sensible actions. In Israel for instance, they do not have school shootings. There are armed trained personnel on guard with automatic weapons in their schools at all times. We could do the same, but for some unknown reason, ethics maybe, it looks bad maybe, it is scary to see someone standing in the hall with an automatic rifle slung over their shoulder maybe?

    JS
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    JS

    I think part of the game plan is to demonize firearms at all costs. If good guys are doing good things with firearms it dilutes the message.

    Bill N.
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    Bill N.

    @eaglesnester, I think the biggest reason no really good efforts to protect our kids is our own school boards. Their first and largest “reason” is “we don’t have the money”. Yet they can spend millions for a new stadium, in some cases.

    Sam W.
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    Sam W.

    Or paying superintendents like CEOs of big corporations when they are little more than a figurehead. The schools are getting top heavy with administration. Assistant superintendent of teachers, technology, buildings, and human resources all are overpaid egos.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    We cannot stop evil, true. BUT we can, and MUST, make evil actions incur such harsh consequences that those contemplating such evil actions will make informed decisions to find another outlet for their evil hearts. Funy thing, WHO HERE knows the present whereabouts and circumstances of the ten most recent “mass shooters” who have been taken into custody alinve? Aruroa theatre, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood one and two, Navy Yard, Parkland, the NC Church meeting shooter, …. how many of these are now serving harsh sentences? How many have been executed? How many are being coddled behind grey bars, assured… Read more »

    ExGob
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    ExGob

    You are, obviously, a proponent of the long used adage of “Let the punishment fit the crime”, and I commend you for your stance. No one could ever convince me that all shooters have a death wish and hope that they, themselves will be killed during their assault. If that were the case, it would throw cold water on the idea of attention seeking; a dead shooter would never know about any publicity. And I, like you, don’t care if it’s deemed cruel and unusual, I think this kind of perpetrator deserves to spend some time in jail dwelling on… Read more »

    Alexander Stephens Sr
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    Alexander Stephens Sr

    Finally somone who actually sees what is going on! A kid who has little or no self esteme, probably isn’t into sports and who stays on the fringes still wants to be remembered. A recent real or perceived trauma (every recent case has had one) and he’s done. He needs somone to see what he’s going through – but in his mind (and that’s what matters) nobody does. A plan hatches, a line is drawn, a weapon is acquired and those who didn’t notice, or those that caused his hurt are injured or die. Those wanting to outlaw guns, violent… Read more »

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    ‘It will stop most of our mass murders in school’? Now THERE is a TOTALLY ignorant, false and clueless opinion. Grow up, Rob.

    Derrall
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    Derrall

    Hey Superman, attitudes such as yours only serve as part of the problem and contributes nothing toward the solution. Rob has stated what many of us have been saying for the last few years and is absolutely correct.