This week, yet another shooter went on a mass killing spree, this time in a college in Oregon.
The shooter is quoted as saying “when killers “spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are.””
It’s said every time, but stop naming them and giving them a platform. Press/Social Media/Everyone needs to take responsibility and accept that the possibility of reducing further mass shootings is better than everyone trying to instantly name these people, whilst digging through their old social media posts to find ‘the signs’. Leave that to the investigation units and don’t give them a platform.
Ricky Gervais nailed it on the head when he said “if you want to become famous, kill a prostitute.”
Obviously, he’s not endorsing the action, he’s pointing out that fame takes hard work and dedication; infamy will happen overnight but it will give that person the platform they want to spread their message. Mass killers generally all leave notes and what not to back up their agenda (Anders Breivik / Bryce Williams / Dylann Roof / Elliot Rodger etc) which then goes viral – mission successful.
If that list of 4 above was just The Norway shootings / The live on air news shooting / The Charleston church shooting / The Isla Vista shooting with no name or no agenda attached, I swear these incidents wouldn’t be so popular.
If shooting into a school got you nothing but killed, or a life in prison with zero notoriety, not many would do it.