America has had a number of high-profile mass murders committed by lunatics with guns in recent years. One commonality in 26 of the 27 of the worst recent incidents was made public eighteen months ago. But it got buried by the mainstream media.
As Jim Treacher once tweeted . . .
Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Democrats.
— “Fredo” is racist toward Italians who are dumb (@jtLOL) August 18, 2014
News of this particular commonality certainly applies to the overwhelming majority of these spree killers. If you guessed they all had an NRA membership card in their wallets, you failed and probably watch too much MSNBC. It has nothing to do with religion, race, or crazy pills either.
Here it is: only one of America’s 27 worst mass-murderers who used a gun, as of early 2018, had a father in his childhood. That one would be the Virginia Tech killer (name intentionally not used).
Suzanne Venker wrote about it last year after Parkland:
The desperate cry of America’s boys
In response to this week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a man named Michael Ian Black, whom I’ve never heard of but who’s apparently an actor and comedian, invited a “conversation” on Twitter that began with the following statement: “Deeper even than the gun problem is this: boys are broken.”
This is an absolutely, 100 percent true statement…
Mr. Black is correct that boys are broken. But they’re not broken as a result of being cavemen who haven’t “evolved” the way women have. They’re broken for another reason.
They are fatherless.
The solution to male violence is not to spout off drivel about the evils of masculinity. Masculinity, channeled well, is the reason assistant football coach Aaron Feis died this week. Feis shielded students from bullets by pushing them inside a classroom.
Broken homes, or homes without a physically and emotionally present mother and father, are the cause of most of society’s ills. “Unstable homes produce unstable children,” writes Peter Hasson at The Federalist.
He adds, “On CNN’s list of the “27 Deadliest Mass Shootings In U.S. History,” seven of those shootings were committed by young males since 2005. Of the seven, only one—Virginia Tech shooter [scumbag’s name redacted]—was raised by his biological father throughout childhood.”
Life for [Parkland killer] was no different. His adoptive father died when [the loser] was very young, and his adoptive mother had a difficult time raising him.
America’s boys are in serious trouble. As Warren Farrell’s new book, The Boy Crisis, explains, boys are experiencing a crisis of education, a crisis of mental health (as in the case of [the Parkland loser]), a crisis of purpose. And at the root of it all is fatherlessness.
Indeed, there is a direct correlation between boys who grow up with absent fathers and boys who drop out of school, who drink, who do drugs, who become delinquent and who wind up in prison.
And who kill their classmates.
A lack of fathers…and gun-free zones.
Imagine what Aaron Feis’ courage would have looked like with a GLOCK in his hand.
We don’t blame trucks, gasoline or airplanes for the acts of evil men. Why then do we blame guns for the acts of evil males – typically boys and men without fathers present in their childhoods?