How to stop mass shootings – Varvel’s Views From The Right

Guess who President Biden put in charge of the border crisis? Uh, I mean, border challenge. Watch this time lapse video of the making of this cartoon.

What causes mass shootings and 3 ways to stop them

Mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder prompted the democrats to do what they always do; call for more “common sense gun laws.” But murderers don’t have “common sense,” they don’t obey current laws and won’t obey new ones. Since no one is addressing the cause of this kind of violence, please allow me.

First: America has a moral problem. In his farewell address, George Washington said, “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” As Americans replaced religious principles with human secularism; morality was replaced with immorality. Just look at what happened in public schools. Before 1963, teachers disciplined students for talking in class, chewing gum and running in the halls. Since 1963 to the present, school officials have dealt with rape, robbery, assault and shootings. So what happened in 1963? “One can argue, and some have, that the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court – in a series of three decisions back in 1962 and 1963 – to remove Bible and prayer from our public schools, may be the most spiritually significant event in our nation’s history over the course of the last 55 years,” said William Jeynes, a professor of education at California State University, Long Beach, and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, N.J. “One of the indications that American society has paid a costly price for the removal of prayer and moral education from the schools is that school shootings have regularly emerged on the American scene,” said Jeynes in his book, “Christianity, Education and Modern Society.” I propose that we teach civics again — teach principles like love, forgiveness and the golden rule. Listen, ones does not have to be a Christian to teach virtue.

Second: America has a violence problem. It’s simply a case of garbage in, garbage out. Children witness so much violence in movies and video games that they become morally desensitized. Is it no wonder why some of them act out. “None of these extreme acts, like a school shooting, occurs because of only one risk factor; there are many factors, including feeling socially isolated, being bullied, and so on,” Craig Anderson, a psychologist at Iowa State University, told the New York Times. “But if you look at the literature, I think it’s clear that violent media is one factor; it’s not the largest factor, but it’s also not the smallest.” Just as parents and guardians won’t allow their children to ingest poison, I propose that they turn off the violent entertainment.

Third: America has an Isolation problem. Children need personal relationships with loving parents and adults. Social media makes it possible for children to develop a separate life online. Adult family members must monitor what they’re doing at all times. Sue Kleibold suffers every day because she missed the signs. Kleibold whose son Dylan, 17, went on a shooting rampage with his friend Eric Harris, 18, at their high school in Colorado in 1999, says she still thinks about the victims every day. Klebold can’t forgive herself for not realizing something was wrong. “You go back over every conversation, every gift, every moment, and what you feel is self-loathing,” she told the Guardian. “I let this happen; it was my role to keep him safe, and to keep others safe, too, and somehow this happened because of me, because I wasn’t able to stop it. The guilt one feels doesn’t fit in a room, it’s so huge.” Look, I admit that thoughts and prayers are not seem like enough. But passing new gun laws is not enough either. This is a spiritual problem that needs a spiritual solution. We need to adhere to Washington’s advice by reintroducing religion and morality. Let’s make America moral again.

After I drew this cartoon, I got an email from a man who simply said, “Screw your prayers…” Look, we can grieve and pray for the families of the Boulder and Atlanta mass shootings. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted” (Psalm 34:18). But, never letting a crisis go to waste, the democrats used the tragedies to push for, what they call, “common-sense gun control laws.” FYI: Law breakers don’t obey the law.

RIGHT LINKS

National Review’s Editors: The president brazenly lied about the border crisis.

The Federalist’s Tristan Jordan: In first Biden presser, compliant corrupt taxpayer-funded media ask if he’s just too ‘moral’ and ‘decent.’

The Federalist’s Gabe Kaminsky: Biden gives canned, confusing answer when asked if he supports abolishing the filibuster.

American Greatness’ Charles Lipson: The self-parody of Joe Biden’s press conference.

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich: The Colorado shooting suspect, Ahmad Al Issa, just destroyed the left’s “white man” narrative.

Townhall’s Matt Vespa: The real common trait behind the mass shooting in Boulder…is something you probably already know.

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