Our solution is a 2-step process that will, guaranteed, provide a significant decrease in mass shootings seen not only in the US, but across the world.
Step 1: Have the media agree not to publicize mass shootings
Many mass shooters are looking for something: to be remembered.
While most of us want to be remembered for good things, they want to be remembered for the amount of destruction and chaos they created. These mass shootings are almost becoming a challenge to these mentally-ill people. Who can take out the most people? Who can claim the #1 spot that will get all of the world’s attention?
You know they’ll get the attention, too. Their name and face will be plastered all over the internet and on every TV in every home. People will know their name, their history, and what they did.
The media effectively gives them the largest pedestal they can receive, almost glorifying them to a height of stardom.
Our policy, since the beginning, has been to never publish the names or photos of mass shooters. It’s something that we’re proud of, and that policy will never change.
Unfortunately, it will never happen with the mainstream media. Ratings will suffer, and we wouldn’t want them to lose money. This is what we call failed moral priority.
Step 2: Promote responsible gun ownership and concealed carry
With knowledge and respect of firearms, comes a safer community. The vast majority of gun owners in the Country are just that: responsible, knowledgeable and respectful of their firearms. This ultimately leads to no accidents or crimes committed with their firearms.
We know that with millions of American gun owners, this makes our Country safer. It’s a deterrent to home invasions, shootings, and crime in general. Surveys of criminals behind bars show us that they’re fearful of armed targets, and it becomes an important factor when they choose who they’re going to target.
The same goes for the people responsible for mass shootings. The last thing they want is armed resistance, and they’ll do what they can to avoid it. The first logical choice would be a ‘gun free zone’, in which their likelihood of coming face-to-face with another person with a gun is slim. Instead, they’ll have relatively free reign to do their damage before police arrive. Then, at that point, they’re either; trying to escape, killed by police, killed by themselves or taken into custody.
Having armed teachers and faculty would most definitely deter the next mass shooter. On top of that, if the media were not going to publicize what they want to do, there is little incentive for them to commit the horrible acts. If they go out in a blaze of gunfire, they won’t be remembered and they won’t become a household name.
That ruins part of their plan.