Christian Persecution and the Umpqua Shooter

When hearing the denials of Christian persecution, ask what would have happened if the Muslims were targeted? At the time that this editorial was written, it wasn’t certain yet if the stories of the shooter targeting Christians were true. Ed Stetzer wrote, Such reports are uncertain and often end up being wrong. And, I hope this one is incorrect — although the same general narrative does continue to surface. Regardless, the conversation gives us a moment to consider this reality because, Read more […]

Jeb Bush was Heroic for Saying ‘Stuff Happens’

Jeb Bush said “Stuff Happens” in response to a mass shooting; I wish he and other politicians would say it more often. Jeb Bush is low on the polls, which I assume explains why he is speaking such common sense lately. The CNN headline tells us, “Democrats pounce as Bush defends ‘stuff happens’ remarks.” Jeb Bush is defending a comment he made Friday afternoon in the wake of the Oregon college shooting, when he said “stuff happens,” and argued that officials should fight the impulse to react Read more […]

Criminology Professor: Mass Shootings Are Not Common

Mass shootings get lots of publicity but they are not a growing problem. Since I have just written about a real action hero who faced a mass shooter, I suppose I should point out that such heroes are not often needed, thankfully. The truth is that mass shooters are rare. Nor do they represent a growing trend that we must fear. James Alan Fox, professor of criminology at Northeastern University, writes at USA Today: Further adding to the state of alarm and confusion, headlines featured scary Read more […]

Umpqua Gave Us a Real Life Action Hero

Unlike an action hero on the screen, Chris Mintz took real risks and real damage. The problem with a fictional action hero in a movie or in a TV show is that they are the protagonist. You know they can’t really get hurt. They are also always super effective. In fact, whether it is Jason Bourne or Denzel Washington as “the Equalizer” or any of the others, they constantly encourage the myth that a person can be so trained and so skilled that he can fight people with guns and know that he Read more […]

NY Post: Mass Shooter Hunted Christians

According to the New York Post, two witnesses say that the mass shooter hunted Christians, executing them while shooting to wound others. When I listened to the CNN news radio program there was some speculation as to whether the Umpqua Community College shooter (or shooters, it wasn’t certain that there was only one) was a terrorist. This raised the issue of whether or not it was possible that the attack was “domestic terrorism”—which was then identified with some kind of white supremacy Read more […]

CNN Radio: “Gun Free Zone Means Nothing to a Shooter.”

Another mass shooting in a gun free zone — this time in a culture that speaks honestly about what is going on. At the time I am writing this post it is October 1 and I am listening to the CNN Newsroom on the TuneIn “Radio” app on my iPhone. There has been another mass shooting. At this point there are not many details and even fewer can be confirmed. Drudge linked this story at the L.A. Times: At least seven people were killed and 20 injured by a gunman who opened fire Thursday at a Read more […]

NYPD Says You’re Helpless with a Workplace Shooter, but They Will Arrest You if You Carry

If a workplace shooter comes to your office, you had better be able to run and hide because the police won’t be there in time to help you. This headline from Newser.com reads as if the police are doing us a favor by giving us helpful information: “NYPD: Your Desk Won’t Save You From a Shooter.” Most mass shootings happen in the workplace and most of them are over before police get there, according to the New York City Police Department, so workers need to know how to react. The NYPD held Read more […]

Mass Killer Is Enrolled in College: The Compassion of the Wicked is Cruel

Mass killer Anders Breivik gets to start a degree in political science courtesy of the government. Just to refresh everyone’s memory, Anders Breivik slaughters a bunch of people to make some kind of political statement. Now he’s getting his college degree. Newser.com reports, “Mass Killer Breivik Is Going to College.” Convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is going to college. The 36-year-old right-wing extremist, serving 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in politically Read more […]

Citizens with Guns Save Lives

Citizens with guns were confronted by a potential mass shooter. Because of their concealed legal firearms they were able to take him into custody. Here is a refreshing story from Fox Carolina: “Firefighter: CWPs likely stopped deaths of children, firefighters.” Firefighters said they may have stopped a massacre after a gunman surprised them at their station Tuesday. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the New Holland Fire Department’s Station 2 around 6:30 p.m. Read more […]

Adam Lanza Is the Fault of Homeschoolers

Beware the homeschoolers! Worse than robbing us blind, homeschoolers will kill us all! From World Net Daily: Adam Lanza, 20, has been described as being “dark and disturbed” before his death. He coldly murdered his own mother in their expensive home near Newtown, Connecticut. Then he took her legally registered guns to the nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot and killed 20 children and six adults. Then he took a handgun and shot himself. Reports say he suffered from Asperger’s Read more […]

The Atlantic: Locking Up People for Mental Illness Won’t Stop Killers

Jeff Deeney, a Philadelphia-area social worker, wrote a piece that not only addresses the second-guessing that many people are doing regarding Elliot Rodger’s murder spree and suicide, but deals with a strategy that the NRA has been endorsing to some extent since the Sandy Hook mass shooting. Tad Cronn pointed out yesterday that the police came to Rodger’s door to investigate him. Unlike many who had written about that encounter, Cronn wisely suggests that perhaps neither the police nor the laws Read more […]

Where did the Virgin Murderer Get His Worldview?

From the Daily Mail: “Social media reveals the privileged life of Elliot Rodger.” Elliot Rodger often complained on his YouTube videos that his life wasn’t fair. But, his own social media presence reveals that the son of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger lived a life of privilege. He posted several videos and pictures behind the wheel of his black BMW 328i, a luxury coupe with a starting price tag of nearly $40,000.  Rodger is believed to have killed six people in Santa Barbara Read more […]