Wednesday, February 28, 2018

One Is 10 Too Many

I am talking or about to be talking -of the devastating school shootings.

A study by James Alan Fox, Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University is the source for what follows.  You can see his statistics and charts on this matter at

He wrote that four times the number of children were killed in the early '90s than today.  He claims that there are 20 to 30 mass murders per year with only one being a school incident.

Additionally, In the past 35 years there have been five cases of a shooter aged 18 - 20 using an assault rifle in a mass shooting.

He recommends banning bump stocks, changing gun purchase age from 18 to 20 and upping the number of guidance counselors in all schools.  Today he pointed out that on average there is one counselor for 400 students.  He recommends a great many more mental health resources and with that I agree.  I also think bullying gets you expelled. Deal with it.  Bullies are just cowards in a fur coat.

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