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Truth May Be the Greatest Casualty of Mass Shootings

Truth May Be the Greatest Casualty of Mass Shootings

The facts-first model of journalism is the latest casualty to social justice warriors and the Twitter mob. It began with a spree of mass shootings on Sunday, August 4. Within a 24-hour period, mass shootings occurred in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Chicago, Illinois, but because the Dayton and Chicago shootings failed to fit the media narrative, they were largely ignored….

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The Blinding Effect of Preferred Narratives

Blinding Effects of Preferred Narratives

As humans, we possess an incredible ability to convince ourselves of what we want to believe, irrespective of what reality may be. In the immediate hours following the murder of 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal office, Senator Chris Murphy tweeted…

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Proof Our Nation Is Desperately Sick

Proof Our Nation Is Desperately Sick

Pedophiles, infanticide, real and fake hate-crimes, voter fraud, corruption, violence, sexual abuse within the church, promiscuity, mass shootings, anti-Semitism, government gridlock, incentivizing criminality, and more dominated our nation’s news cycle over the course of little more than one week. But because we become distracted and forget these reports after a matter of days…

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No More Divisions: Confronting Gun Control

No More Divisions - Confronting Gun Control

Few things divide Americans like the issue of gun control, and debate on the matter is often visceral. Sometimes we become so entrenched in our political camp that we lose perspective on the debate. In the case of gun control, we may be surprised to discover that, throughout American history, robust gun laws have always existed alongside a firm belief in gun rights….

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Is a School Shooting Coming to Your Community?

Is a School Shooting Coming to Your Community

Listening to the top of the hour news update while driving, I was appalled by a soundbite addressing how sometimes students of the past hid under their desks to prepare for a nuclear attack, but today’s students are always hiding under their desks because they are always under attack. The speaker claimed students are being…

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Why Have School Shootings Become a Part of Our Culture?

Why Have School Shootings Become a Part of Our Culture

Gone are the days when chewing gum ranked among the top problems in public schools. When tragedy strikes, it is natural to opine for the “good ole days” of yesteryear when times were simpler, and morals mattered. In such moments, we are reminded of what our nation has sacrificed on its journey into relativism, and…

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Why a Quick Fix for Mass Shootings Won’t Work

Why a Quick Fix for Mass Shootings Won't Work

Public mass shootings incite waves of grief, fear, and outrage that lead to a strong desire to do something. Inevitably, this leads to a national debate regarding gun control. Z. Byron Wolf reports, “The details don’t really matter when it comes to mass shootings in the current political climate. The script now is set —…

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Are Mass Shootings Becoming Deadlier?

Are Mass Shootings Becoming Deadlier

Columbine—a 1999 tragedy so traumatic and severe that that the very word has become permanently synonymous with mass shootings—no longer ranks among America’s 10 deadliest public shootings.[1] Three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history have occurred within the last year and a half, beginning with the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. In…

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Why Does God Allow Mass Shootings?

Why Does God Allow Mass Shootings

There is no easy resolution to the problem of public mass shootings because, at its core, it is a moral issue. As such, mass shootings are not something that can be legislated away. President Donald Trump rightly called the Las Vegas shooting an “act of pure evil.”[1] Likewise, Carl Chinn, who runs an extensive database on…

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Mass Shootings and the Search for a Quick Fix

Three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history occurred in the year 2017. The magnitude of these shootings, coupled with their proximity to one another, has provoked a general sense that mass shootings are on the rise. Is this true? And what can we learn from our national search for a quick solution?

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