What drives mass shooters? Is a complexed question. In short it’s an act of terror; wherever it takes place. These individuals are trying to change and influence by fear. As tragic, one life is too much, as each shooting is. Its often used politically and emotionally to alter use of God given rights. Control, notoriety or spectacle.
On a daily basis people dye, without the media bias and coverage. Daily Examples: Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Detroit to name just a few. No media coverage, these victims/ families remain nameless and forgotten. Why?,it doesn’t fit the political narrative or agenda. So sad. People are dying in so many ways daily, massively. This is not the governments job. It’s responsible and accountable citizens job. To protect our families and preserve our rights. Be careful, once there lost you’ll never get them back.
Not to minimize any loss, by no means. I lost several family members to gun violence. Not easy to process nor does one think justice is always properly served. As I am a Military & LEO veteran, caring family member and neighbor.
Taking the emotions away for a moment, turn off the cameras and fake news, for just a minute. Look at some facts in the same timeframe of the latest mass coverage of the shootings.
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.
On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…
500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun
Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
Just a perspective, again not minimizing any loss. One is TOO Many. God bless us. Its a cultural thing taking hold. It seems people have become desensitized, until they wake up to the reality. Shooter in El Paso manifesto; said he would be killed by police and was ready to die for the cause. He didn’t. There’s no come back, no reset button for taking a life. Speedy tough justice and finding a way to help people deal with mental/emotional situations or just life., may help.