Today’s highly interesting read (06/07/22): Blame Legalized Marijuana for Increased Mass Shootings

Why are there mass shootings, in schools or elsewhere?

With some perfunctory research on my part that did not include the rantings of knee-jerk Leftists who without justification accuse Republicans who believe in the 2nd Amendment of having blood on their hands I found the following:

The killer is asocial

He comes from a seriously dysfunctional family

He has mental issues

He is fascinated by violence

Red flags were ignored by almost everyone

These young people have been desensitized to violence and carnage through the proliferation of ever more graphic movies, media sensationalism of horrific crime, unbridled internet access, and yes, video games

The two-parent nuclear family and the support it provides is becoming all too rare

Religious institutions constantly are under attack

Crime or personal disputes are motivated by drug activity, gang conflict, domestic violence and personal disputes

Nearly all mass shooters had been exposed to violence and experienced childhood trauma such as abuse, neglect, interpersonal violence, bullying, and parental suicide

Columbia University researchers in 2021 found that mass shooters in the United States were more likely to use recreational drugs


Note the final bolded point.

That leads to today’s read from Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter. Here’s an excerpt:

President Biden and Democrats favor stricter gun controls when virtually none of the Democrats’ proposals would have stopped any of the mass shooters who have plagued this country in recent years.

Instead, virtually everyone ignores the obvious reason for the dramatic increase in these tragedies: Democrats push legalizing marijuana. But marijuana use has been linked to more and more mass shooters.

Read the column here.





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