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All aspects must be considered in shootings

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  • John J Flanagan posted at 1:21 pm on Thu, Jul 26, 2012.

    John J Flanagan Posts: 33

    Thelma, I agree with aspects of your opinion piece in the Explorer, however, let me give you another viewpoint.. In every society one will find gratuitous violence and murder, however, in non-political, serial killings motivated by psychological and irrational behavior is particularly a problem in the United States. Do you wonder why? Liberals and progressives rarely complain much about Hollywood movies, filled with murder, pornography, and random killing. The media also shows the government and big business as the enemies, encourages young women to live promiscuously, demonizes Christians, etc. Much of the worldview of young people is shaped by the degenerates from Hollywood who produce filth and push their immoral lifestyles on the culture. Did you notice that after the incident in Aurora, gun sales in Colorado spiked upwards to about +40% of normal sales? People are fearful. The police cannot often protect the public. They usually show up after the bloodbath is over. The media, cameras in tow, arrive to compete for news time and advertising. As far as your suggestion to do more about mental health, well, some of these things are unpredictable, and we cannot rely on the mental health industry either. I particularly do not agree when you mention how civility is needed without suggesting the true origin of some of the incivility. How about the White House, with Obama and his regime constantly looking for any bit of negativity and accusations against opponents, than leaking information to the media to stir things up? Much of the incivility is from the liberals and the left, who then call for more civility as if they had no part in it. The hypocrisy of the Democrats and the media are so very obvious. We who are right wingers, conservative Christians, and opponents of the president and the left wing media also expect to compete in the marketplace of ideas and express our views, defend the unborn, support traditional marriage, and we can only do it in a civil manner when the opposition is also civil, which they are often not. As for guns, we need armed citizens because otherwise the criminals and gangs will have them, and we would be defenseless. If guns are outlawed, the bad guys will use knives, as they have in the past. You will never be able to live in total security. Our society is media driven, and criminals love attention. Also, when these things happen, why aren't more people demanding Hollywood stop the proliferation of violent films? It seems that we are looking for political solutions to a spiritual problem. America is sick, thanks to Hollywood and the media, and that is where one must start with the blame game.

  • Deguello posted at 2:44 am on Thu, Jul 26, 2012.

    Deguello Posts: 1

    No one can disagree with your last statement. But I fear neither progressive mental health services nor lowering the cost of ammunition will provide viable solutions to such issues as we see today in mass shootings. What an odd and virtually unpredictable thing it is for sure. Just how many peopie walking the streets of our great land would fit neatly into a criminal profilers database yet never step out of line?
    I took a class sponsored by the USSS once regarding such issues and found their website to be interesting and helpful.
    good luck


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