The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

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Monday, August 05, 2019

The Shootings

We unfortunately all are aware of the two mass shootings that have occurred over the weekend.  Both are OF COURSE horrific.  Both also point obviously to the needs for gun control reform.  Both also point obviously to the need for greater support of mental health services.  All of the above are obvious from this and all the previous similar events.  It is all so very sad. 

But, the one item that is at least relatively new in this case is the purposeful lack of naming the individuals responsible for the horror.  The "idea" is that by not naming the people involved, they will not become some sort of "idol" or "icon" for others with such inclinations.  While I understand the reasoning behind this idea.... I personally tend to think it is a faulty logic to not name the individuals.  I feel the individuals should be named, the individuals should be identified, the individuals should be thoroughly and carefully analyzed and reported upon in terms of their state of mind, their "motivations" for their horrific act, and have true, legitimate, careful study and reporting of the psychology of these individuals in a scientific way.  It is truthfully the only way we as a society can attempt to learn the root causes of these horrific choices. 

PipeTobacco

9 Comments:

Blogger Whatever said...

Oh, you want gun control?

OK. Come and take them. You, personally. I dare you.

Monday, 05 August, 2019  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

I have been a hunter, but I believe that there can both be control of guns and legislation that is helpful for the common good. I am sorry you seem to feel differently.

Monday, 05 August, 2019  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I am not sure what to think either way.

Monday, 05 August, 2019  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

If Sandy Hook couldn't move our elected officials to take serious look at our violence with gun. I don't think these two shooting is going to change much.
I don't understand what is about American hang up with guns.
Coffee is on

Monday, 05 August, 2019  
Blogger BBC said...

Shoot them on sight.....

Tuesday, 06 August, 2019  
Blogger Whatever said...

There is plenty of legislation already, Fudd. The constitution says nothing about hunting.

Tuesday, 06 August, 2019  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

men with little dicks need big guns..you know women get mad and are crazy..but they don't go shoot up the country..sigh*

Tuesday, 06 August, 2019  
Blogger Whatever said...

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Thursday, 08 August, 2019  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

I agree that those who do the crimes should be named and held up to public scrutiny by virtue of their actions. The victims are named and so should their killer be as well.

Thursday, 08 August, 2019  

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