Important Disclaimers: I believe the video starts an important dialogue that we need to be having and I’ve tried to also state in other blogs about school massacres, other massacres and murder/suicides.
I’ll always encourage people who are in medical and/or mental crisis, and/or if you suspect someone else and is capable of hurting themselves or others, please seek acute clinical professional help and/or contact 911 (and/or EMS for your country if your outside the United States) immediately.
The man in this video is brave.
He starts an important conversation that I’ve tried to initiate dialogue for, but am not so brave to leave my house to do so, nor as I am as concise.
He shares concerns that I have stated since I’ve launched this blog, that gun control is necessary, as well as open and honest constructive dialogue is necessary to try and help prevent all these senseless school shootings, but brings up concerns wisely, that gun control is NOT enough.
Again, I believe in gun reform.
I don’t believe that ANY citizen should have an assault rifle.
But lifelong constant societal, familial and peer rejection in some people can lead to predatory and horrific massacres.
It doesn’t mean that all people who’ve experienced massive rejection would ever be capable of hurting another person, let alone killing them.
And Aaron Stark talks about that, too.
Because when we start the labeling people without asking questions, a reclusive loner who’s been subjected to lifelong bullying and has limited support, not all of them are going to ever be capable of causing any kind of harm (i.e. me and many others) to others and have never ever thought about hurting another.
And society just can’t start locking people up, in thinking because they possess certain anti-social appearing traits, that they are at risk for something I/they would NEVER be capable of doing.
I don’t think it’s his intention, but I want to make this clear, as I do think the video can be life saving, some people probably can not be “loved” or shown caring enough to prevent them, from doing something that could cause harm, if not fatalities in many others.
In the end, it’s the person who kills people, who’s responsible for them being a mass murderer, as there is never a good enough defense to justify their horrific behavior, as it’s not brave to ambush innocent people, EVER. It’s horrifically cowardly and it should never be thought, otherwise.
But it can give hope, as shown in the conversation in this video, that is possible that some of these tragedies can be prevented, regardless of weapon choice in a potential mass murderer and/or serial killer.
By asking someone without stigma, hopefully to save lives, of what helped him when in crisis, to not to kill himself, let alone other people, even though he had considered both at one time, can hopefully lead into constructive initiatives and support systems for those in crisis, BEFORE they horrifically kill others.