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By Richard W. Stevens. March 31, 2023

Mass murders in schools and public venues will certainly continue and get worse. Why? Because the factors push in one direction. Angry and disturbed people exist at the statistical margins who: (1) would just as soon commit suicide as live; (2) want revenge or attention; and (3) know they will never be meaningfully punished for any crime including mass murder. The prime directive for these dangerous actors is to kill in an infamous splashy way.

On March 28, 2023, the prime directive was accomplished perfectly. According to first-hand reports collected in The Independent (UK): A woman who called herself a man dressed up in faux street warrior gear, barged into a peaceful Christian school, and murdered three little kids and three adults in cold blood. Ball cap on backward and long gun drawn, the killer prowled the halls, anticipating no armed defensive resistance and facing none. Only later-arriving Nashville, TN, police stopped the murderer by shooting her.

Worldwide coverage of the shocking murder of innocent women and children flashed the (alleged!) killer‘s name, picture, personal facts, and messages. The killer achieved the very goal she described shortly before attacking the school, when she messaged:

  • “this is my last goodbye”
  • “One day this will make more sense”
  • “I‘ve left behind more than enough evidence behind. But something bad is about to happen.”
  • “I‘m planning to die today. THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!!”
  • “You‘ll probably hear about me on the news after I die.”

The killer was on the vector, planning to kill, to die, and to make headlines. She executed her plan flawlessly. The media who profit from bone chilling reportage reaped rewards for ensuring that she got all the fame she could have imagined. They promised the reward of worldwide fame to all the would-be mass murderers. Setting up the incentives means more such murders will be committed.

You cannot feasibly prevent such vectored killers from murdering. Without a firearm the killer can use a knife, sword, machete, baseball bat, or automobile. The killer will destroy innocent lives in plain sight and may only lamely try to flee after the crimes.

This Nashville killer presumably expected no punishment; she expected to be killed and wink out like an old fashioned light bulb. She likely had no expectation of an afterlife where she‘d face justice and penalties. Neither the laws of G-d nor humankind applied to her. She was deterred by nothing.

This horrific scenario confirms:

  1. Laws against murder or misuse of firearms do not deter these vectored killers.
  2. Without a healthy fear of punishment in the afterlife, vectored killers have absolutely nothing to fear.
  3. “Gun free zones” pave the way for vectored killers to proceed unresisted.
  4. Disarming people who could physically resist an armed aggressor will guarantee the vectored killers the easy path to homicide, suicide by cop, and fame.

The Nashville murders show the insanity of the instant wave of calls for “more gun laws” or “taking guns out of schools.” All of the proposed “reforms” work in exactly the wrong direction. While they cannot possibly deter the vectored killers, they do discourage decent peaceful people from using firearms to protect innocents from suicidal, fame-seeking aggressors.

And by the way: Most of the same agitators to disarm peaceful citizens also urge the Ten Commandments must appear nowhere in public life. No less than G-d Himself declared that murder is a direct violation of His direct commands. Nowadays, those Commandments are deemed matters of quaint personal opinion, to be disregarded when they conflict with a person‘s “my truth.” The Nashville school killer decided her truth was to kill and become famous. Treating G-d‘s commands like suggestions without the promise of eternal justice, this society is reaping the whirlwind.


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