On February 14th an active shooter (student) committed a mass attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Following that event, there were cries for greater gun control, banning a wide variety of weapons and more. The event became immediately politicized just as, it seems, all mass attacks do. In this case there was something different done as well, but I’ll get to that in a moment.
Just a few days ago, at the Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland, a student brought a gun to school, shot two students and then was neutralized by the School Resource Officer (SRO). A new cry for gun control went out, once again demanding laws against or the banning of a wide variety of weapons. “We have to make our schools safe!” was the public cry. It is absolutely correct. How to go about doing that quickly becomes a discussion mired in politics, emotional arguments, etc.
Now I’d like to look at the differences between the two events and some reactions that are… problematic… and hilarious at the same time (forgive me; I know humor doesn’t have a place here, but when Karma intervenes in a positive fashion, I can’t help myself).
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The remainder of this article is part of the book "Active Killers and the Crimes They Perpetrated," available in print or ebook via Amazon.