Top military/police trainer, Lt Col Grossman: This (shootings) is just the beginning

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    Lt. Col Grossman was just on the Fox Sunday show, he is a top psychologist at West Point, the author of the legendary combat training book "On Killing", and one of the leading experts/trainers in the military/police community.

    He says in a chilling interview that he has predicted this rise in domestic violence for years, and that these school shootings are just the "beginning" of the evil and horror that is coming inside our borders. He says the generations we have raised recently have been desensitized to killing, and literally trained and programmed to do it through violent video games. Like many of the great sports coaches of history who used visualization for athletes, the visualization practice is common in combat training, and video games train just that action, the Lt. Col says. Should we be that shocked? Is a mass shooting/suicide much different from a Middle East suicide bomber? No, its not. It happens worldwide. Now we're no different.

    We are a free country. Companies like Microsoft are free to make millions and billions of dollars off video games. We are free to own guns. We are free to make violent movies. Free to play paintball, airsoft, etc, training in combat imagery, with everything except actual death.

    We are free to grow our technology, and we have become so disconnected from person-to-person interaction. Kids spend more time "talking" through text and tweets than in person. XBox spends as much time raising a kid as two working parents do.


    And....add to that our recent push to slash budgets for mental health, public schools and police. We rarely have access to mental health hospitals anymore. Schools are hand-tied to discipline kids. Police depts have little to no funding for training or staffing schools with armed cops.

    As our country grows more violent, more desensitized to violence, less connected to personal relationships, less religious..........we are also dismantling the structures in place that help those who suffer from mental illness, and who protect us from domestic threats.

    We are going in opposite directions on both fronts.

    Lt. Col. Grossman is right. This is just the beginning. Its gonna get far worse.

    We can grow up, find solutions, fund solutions, PRAY, and take it serious..........or, we can go about our lives, and get ready to be outraged after the next one and wonder why we still haven't done shit to try to change the direction we're going.

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    Speak for yourself, lib weenie.
     
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    We can blame LIBERALISM for turning our society into a senseless blood thirsty piece of crap. No one is fucking taking my guns away with this bull shit going on...I'll tell you that much!
     
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    Very mature. You obviously wont be part of the solution.
     
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    Personal responsibility is lost on scum such as yourself.
     
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    It is easier to buy a gun than to get help for a mental health issue. That is a FACT.
     
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    We have already slashed mental health funding.

    The free market allows every drug on the planet to be pushed by the medical community for simple human emotions, and our bodies aren't meant for all those chemicals to float around in. The free market allows for violent video games and gun sales. Fine.

    The public wont tolerate funding to put 2-3 armed, trained cops at every school in America....because 99.99% of those schools will never see this type of violence, and thus, the people will see those guards as "waste".

    The solution includes very hard answers.
     
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    Really? We have a national responsibility to stop this shit. Those 6 and 7 year olds were not responsible enough to fight back. Those heroic teachers died to protect them.

    What is OUR nation doing to help curb this trend of mass shootings? This isnt a personal responsibility issue. That mom FAILED to secure her two pistols and assault rifles, both of which I proudly own myself.

    So when others fail in their personal responsibility, what are WE gonna do to protect kids afterwards?

    You seem to offer no real ideas.
     
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    He's speaking for us. The intelligent and thoughtful majority.

    Shit like you is being wiped off our shoes as we move forward.

    FORWARD.
     

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