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The Media Needs to End the Politicalization of School Shootings
By oldedude
December 3, 2023 8:52 am
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Yes, this is an "opinion" piece, but this time it's from someone with skin in the game. Much different that some whako that doesn't know that gun sales are checked by federal law, or thinks that inanimate objects have a mind of their own. His point? Stop going after an inanimate object and forgetting it's the person pulling the trigger that's the problem.


My Daughter Died At Parkland. Now I Want The Media To Stop Exploiting The Tragedy

My daughter, Meadow, was murdered in the Parkland School shooting and I am appalled that the Washington Post would publish a series of articles and photos from various mass shootings in America to push a radical, dangerous agenda. For the sake of intellectual honesty, they should demonize the liberal policies that are creating these monsters and allowing these tragedies to continue.

Heavy on emotion but short on facts, the Washington Post fails to mention some of the most basic details about the crimes they featured.

Every mass killing has been carried out by a deranged and dangerous criminal. Local authorities were warned in advance that these troubled individuals were threatening violence, which is a punishable offense, yet they were never charged with a crime, put behind bars, or given meaningful treatment.

The Parkland killer had multiple incidents at school involving dangerous, threatening behavior. In fact, local law enforcement reportedly responded to the shooter’s house over forty times. However, despite violent behavior such as severely beating his mother, lenient, leftist policies let another criminal go free. Later, that same criminal massacred innocent students, and educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including my daughter.

To keep our schools—and communities—safe, we must remove these dangerous, threatening people before they inflict harm on themselves or others. It’s common sense, yet the Washington Post continues to blame inanimate objects for the criminal behavior of evil human beings.

The Washington Post also forgot to mention that nearly every shooting detailed in their series occurred in a “Gun Free Zone,” where law-abiding citizens were disarmed and criminals—who by definition break the law—were free to carry out their terror plot with limited resistance.

The Nashville killer’s manifesto made a note to check the parking lot for security before entering the building. The murderer’s original target was a shopping mall, but the killer decided not to attack there because of the abundance of armed shoppers. It’s abundantly clear that these evil people aren’t looking for a fair fight. They want total destruction and no opposition along the way. That’s why schools—“Gun Free Zones”—continue to be their choice location for a massacre.

According to recent data, guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens saves up to two million times annually. Thus, the tragedies in Parkland and Uvalde have reminded us that you are your own first responder. The only way to stop a deranged madman is with deadly force. That’s why we must secure the schools and train teachers and staff who are willing and capable to protect students and faculty.



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Comments on "The Media Needs to End the Politicalization of School Shootings":

  1. by Indy! on December 3, 2023 10:42 am

    Well the guy definitely has the necessary experience to expound on politicizing tragedy. I'm sure his daughter is very proud of him using her death to push his radical pro-gun agenda.


  2. by Curt_Anderson on December 3, 2023 11:35 am
    "That’s why we must secure the schools and train teachers and staff who are willing and capable to protect students and faculty." ---OD's post

    The problem with that "solution" is that mass shootings happen not only in schools. They happen in movie theatres, malls, workplaces, Wal-marts, bowling alleys, dance studios, churches, gay bars, hospitals, etc.

    If that father had his way we would need to secure all the movie theatres, malls, workplaces, Wal-marts, bowling alleys, dance studios, churches, gay bars, hospitals, etc. and arm and train ushers, clerks, receptionists, Wal-Mart greeters, bowling alley attendants, clerics, bartenders, dance instructors, nurses, etc. who are willing and capable to protect potential shooting victims.

    In other words, everybody everyplace at all times needs to be packing.




  3. by oldedude on December 3, 2023 12:36 pm
    Well the guy definitely has the necessary experience to expound on politicizing tragedy. I'm sure his daughter is very proud of him using her death to push his radical pro-gun agenda.
    Like I said before. I think he has a unique view of the problem. Remember, they are the family that has opened a lawsuit against the FBI in this particular shooting. It's where the police department had (and I believe still has) a policy NOT to engage a shooter in a mass shooting situation. Their policy was to surround and talk them down.


    In other words, everybody everyplace at all times needs to be packing.

    And?


  4. by Donna on December 3, 2023 1:07 pm

    That's exactly what the NRA, which is the gun industry's lobbying arm wants - to $ell as many gun$ as po$$ible.

    IMO a horrible idea. Tens of millions of trigger-happy gun nuts looking for the slightest excuse to shoot anyone who looked at them cross-eyed There'd be total mayhem.




  5. by Curt_Anderson on December 3, 2023 1:22 pm
    OD,
    AND having everybody armed with guns is a terrible idea. Kids (and people generally) are much more likely to be killed at home by a gun than in a mass shooting.


    time.com


  6. by Donna on December 3, 2023 1:47 pm
    Speaking of the Parkland mass shooting...

    Parkland shooting: Armed school resource officer 'never went in' to school during shooting

    Link at bottom

    I studied at university to be a secondary school teacher. If there had been a requirement for teachers to carry guns, I wouldn't have pursued becoming a teacher. I think probably most prospective or practicing teachers would change careers if teachers were required to carry guns. Even cops are afraid to confront assailants who carry guns like AK-47s, as we saw in Uvalde.




    nbcnews.com


  7. by oldedude on December 3, 2023 4:29 pm
    None of the decisions for teachers to carry guns in any state "requires" teachers to be armed. The reason for that? I don't want you to carry. I want someone that is secure in using the gun properly and not be afraid to.

    Using a 9mm or .40 within 25' of an asshole with an AK depends on the shooter. I've done it. I'm alive. They're dead.

    An AR/AK isn't a magic gun. bullets don't go around corners, they don't blow people in half. A pistol is faster, and more precise at close range. Once the initial round goes off, hopefully you hit something (it doesn't matter), then two more rounds hitting close to where you want to. And a third if they're still alive and not bleeding out in the next 15 seconds. In the meantime, you looking for more targets providing cover fire.

    Your 9mm/.40 aren't magical either. These are all inanimate objects that are up to the abilities of the shooter. Most shooters in mass shootings are novices. If anything, they're used to range work. Not moving targets shooting back at them.


  8. by oldedude on December 3, 2023 8:52 pm
    Donna,
    That's not to say your effort in an active shooter situation wouldn't be of immense importance and help. The result we want #1. the fewest number of people dead. #2. of those ZERO CHILDREN dead.

    The way we get that is #1 (ALWAYS) KEEP THE CHILDREN SAFE. How do we do that? lock doors and keep the kids out from the line of fire. Steel doors and strong walls. With the physical efforts, we need people to keep the kids safe in the classrooms.

    If that means that I'm in the halls looking for the potential shooter while you get kids in the classroom, I'm good with that. If there's enough armed folks, you can successfully cover the school within a minute. And you don't put teachers out there to get dead. They have to be able to protect themselves.

    The point is that I have skillsets you don't even know about or understand actually exist. You do one job well (don't freak out, stall, think, wait, all those other things) and do YOUR job. And don't fall for any fake crap and let me do mine.


  9. by Donna on December 4, 2023 7:40 am

    My comments were in response to this:

    According to recent data, guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens saves up to two million times annually. Thus, the tragedies in Parkland and Uvalde have reminded us that you are your own first responder. The only way to stop a deranged madman is with deadly force. That’s why we must secure the schools and train teachers and staff who are willing and capable to protect students and faculty.




  10. by oldedude on December 4, 2023 12:39 pm
    That's the part I assumed it was. My answer was more in-depth that the wide swath of just giving people guns (which I am opposed to). There's a lot more to it than just passing them out.

    As you notice, it says "who are willing and capable to protect students." I understand you not being willing to carry or shoot someone. I have nothing against that. Many in the profession (I would think) are much like you. No big deal and someone that chooses not to, is better for the group not to carry.

    What I've found in my time teaching gun safety and use to military, there are many that are truly hazardous to themselves and others because of their issues with guns and shooting people. My point is that there is a place for both sides of this issue to work together to make schools much safer than most are now.

    In the case of Parkland, Law Enforcement did not go in even when they heard the gunman murdering the kids. This was part of their training as designed by DOJ. I absolutely do NOT agree with that.


  11. by Curt_Anderson on December 4, 2023 1:01 pm
    "In the case of Parkland, Law Enforcement did not go in even when they heard the gunman murdering the kids. This was part of their training as designed by DOJ. I absolutely do NOT agree with that." --OD

    Where did you get that idea? For many years, the FBI (part of the DOJ) has stressed the importance of a rapid response to school shootings. The DOJ even has an acronym for it: Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). Quickly engaging the mass shooter is also what my son was taught in his police academy training.
    leb.fbi.gov
    leb.fbi.gov
    justice.gov


  12. by Indy! on December 4, 2023 5:00 pm

    The guy at Parkland who did not enter was the school security cop. A real police officer, but an older guy close to retirement his department didn't want on the street anymore. That's who they give those jobs too - old guys and guys who can't really cut it in real police action. Ever have to deal with university cops? Same thing - "cops" who are not good enough to be on a real force. He didn't enter the school because he was afraid - not because he was ordered (or trained) not to enter. Last I heard he was fired for not entering the school.

    "Facts" like this from the NRA have been discredited...

    According to recent data, guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens saves up to two million times annually.

    They count things like any time some dumbass takes out his gun to end a verbal argument. There are virtually NO actual CRIMES stopped by random gun nuts trying to be a hero. Cue OD telling us he stopped a bank robbery by pulling his gun on John Dillinger. 🙄


  13. by oldedude on December 4, 2023 8:02 pm
    "Facts" like this from the NRA have been discredited...

    And yet, you can never cite that.... 🤔

    They count things like any time some dumbass takes out his gun to end a verbal argument. There are virtually NO actual CRIMES stopped by random gun nuts trying to be a hero. Cue OD telling us he stopped a bank robbery by pulling his gun on John Dillinger.

    First, I wonder how you have the balls to talk crap about what news anyone else in the world gets their news from when you are obviously the worst at actually looking at any stats whatsoever. It remains a mystery how you can live with yourself by being so two faced.

    I could easily beat john dillinger in a gun fight. He uses his gun, I use mine. Just make sure you prop his body up. Or maybe you could be his second. I kinda like that! Kinda like shooting my target of your house hippo mama with no teeth and a cameltoe.

    I could also do it with a pistol. Just bring him to me. I doubt that he's got much of a draw left. And his aim would be worse than yours if that's possible.

    The other thing is, they aren't trying to be "heros." they're just not "delicate" "men." Like a mom protecting her children against you or your butties. Or someone being attacked in their church. Or assholes breaking in to a house with a family in it.

    You know who's buying guns now? Jews to counter assholes like you. Trying to remain safe in their own houses and places of worship because it's okay to attack Jews. Just like it was for your Uncle Adolf.


  14. by Indy! on December 4, 2023 9:36 pm

    I actually believe you on that one, OD because Dillinger has been dead for decades. Yes - that's one guy you could definitely beat in a gunfight... unlike the women in your area who you admitted could outshoot you. 😂


    So far as the Parkland situation? As always - and with everything - you are wrong...

    Florida deputy didn’t follow extensive training during Parkland school massacre, supervisor says
    By Associated Press
    June 15, 2023 Statewide

    A former Florida sheriff’s deputy didn’t follow his extensive training on how to stop an active shooter when he didn’t confront the killer who murdered 17 people at a Parkland high school, a former training commander testified Thursday.

    Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson had undergone training both in a video simulator and with live actors several times before the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Broward County Lt. Col. Sam Samaroo testified. He said Peterson was taught that even if he was alone, he would need to confront the shooter without waiting for backup.


    Ooops.

    The article is linked below along with the photo of Office Pops McFriendly who looks like he can't wait to get home to watch his Andy Griffith reruns on MeTV.
    wuft.org


  15. by oldedude on December 5, 2023 2:46 am
    Peterson never did go in to the building, which was a major holdup in the whole scenario. Had you actually read my posts, I said this a couple of times.

    The rest of the scenario was spot on for what they were taught. They wanted someone other than a sergeant to make the decisions (which the administration demanded) they wanted to run the show. It took them way too long.

    Also, the police had over 50 contacts with asshole. And the school had continual issues with cruz, including direct violent threats against people. Parkland was following Dept of Ed protocols set up by the snowflake obomber admin in what they did previous to the murders. He was a serial murderer in the making, and the mayor/ superintendent chose the absolute wrong path.

    Please read next time.


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