School Shootings And The Factors Of Mental Illness – Part One

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by Richard Cameron   With the most recent school shooting by Nikolas Cruz at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of solutions are being considered – with added measures of gun control in the forefront. Whether, and to what extent additional gun control legislation will in any way address the problem, is debatable – and of course, as you have noticed, is being debated.  But in this first of a series of  reports we will focus on one of the other common denominators in the shootings. …

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School Shooters Won’t Turn To Bombs If We Prevent Them From Getting Guns

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by Tony Wyman Those opposed to restrictions on gun ownership like to suggest that kids attacking schools with guns would switch to bombs if we made it much harder for them to access firearms. But, the reality is that just isn’t true and the reason why is important to note. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the federal government recognized that terrorists, both foreign and domestic, were an increasing threat, one that needed to be addressed with new preventive measures. One of those measures was the creation of a new program…

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BREAKING NEWS: Sutherland Springs Texas Church Shooting – with UPDATES

by Oletta Branstiter November 5, 2017 According to news reports, at approximately 11:30 am today, a yet unidentified gunman entered the tiny First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, about 30 miles east of San Antonio, and opened fire. UPDATE: According to CBS news, the shooter has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley.  “Kelley is a former U.S. Air Force member who served from 2010 to 2014. He received a dishonorable discharge and was court martialed in May 2014” – Paul W. Pfeil, a Wilson County, Texas commissioner, says that…

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