The NRA is Right: Gun Control Won't Stop Mass Shootings
The NRA is correct in stating that gun control will not stop the epidemic in mass shootings in this country. Their rationale, however, of blaming "violent video games", etc., falls short of a meritorious argument.
The epidemic of mass shootings in schools, workplaces, and other public arenas has a clear causal nexus to workplace mobbing, academic mobbing, and community mobbing. This is made clear by both Canadian and European academics who have studied the phenomenon on a case-by-case basis.
Dr. Kenneth Westhues, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Waterloo, Canada, writes:
"Most of the people who go postal, however, in academic as in other workplaces, have been mobbed there in preceding months or years."
Dr. Westhues is long-published in books and peer-reviewed University Journals. His above-cited finding creates a legal presumption that, in most instances, each mass shooting occurring in the schoolplace or workplace is connected to mobbing activities conducted against the shooter.
Dr. Westhues, far from being alone in his opinion, has a mobbing page on his University webpage, that explains much of the work conducted by academics around the world related to the anti-social phenomenon of mobbing:
Unfortunately for its citizens, this country has neither the political will nor backbone to face its demons. A media blackout ensures that the important work of the above-linked academics will be systematically ignored and marginalized rather than being used to save the lives of the victims of the next inevitable massacre.
Americans have the sense to blame 50,000 annual highway deaths on driving under the influence, reckless driving, accidents, etc. It is unfortunate that we can not use the same apolitical analysis to get to the bottom of the mass shootings epidemic. Half of the school shootings in this country's history have happened in the past 6 years!:
Less than one in three households in the U.S. currently own guns, compared to some 54% in 1977:
Blaming the problem on gun control is about as logical as blaming mass shootings on "car control" since each mass shooter used a car to get to their target site.