SHOOTING IN COLORADO, USA: HOW TO AVOID SUCH INCIDENTS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN?
In order for a society to become a harbinger of peace and love, the factors that bring about hate, prejudice, a lack of respect and tolerance for people with other races or religions or for those who may be different from us has to stop. Bullying at school, college and university should be seized. Racial discrimination within the classroom should not be allowed. Teasing someone because they are different in some manner or because they look to be goofy should finish as well. Young adolescents should not be allowed to see tv programmes or movies that are excessively violent and nor should they be allowed to play games on the computer that are overtly violent.
If alcoholism could be banned, a lot of domestic abuse could end. Incidents of domestic violence between husband and violence should not involve them involved in a physical fight. The impact of such fights leaves children in a trauma. More often than not the children may learn to do the same when they grow up. Children who are sexually abused may learn to abuse others when they grow up. In instances where children are verbally, physically or sexually abused, they will develop psychological and mental problems. Depression and rage maybe the outcomes.
Humans need to feel loved and wanted. Not feeling important, not being accepted as a person and feeling of loneliness and alienation or being picked upon can trigger individuals to do perform unthinkable acts such as suicide and murder.
Unless children are saved from physical and sexual abuse, if they continue to grow up in broken homes, if they continue to be raised in an environment where they feel insecure or unwanted, then you will have more and more incidents where such children perpetrate horrendous acts of violence.
Consider the following:
The average 18-year-old has seen 200,000 violent actions committed on television over the course of his life, including 40,000 murders.
The cold-blooded killer segment of our audience will probably notice that's an excellent violent action-to-death ratio, about five to one. We assume that many of those murders weren't particularly desensitizing and gruesome affairs, probably mostly involving a hero thoughtlessly mowing down an army of clumsy masked goons.
But regardless of the severity, the violence we view on television actually does have an influence on our behavior. A study that followed the television viewing habits of 700 children over the course of 17 years found that (again, after ruling out factors like poverty and neglect) more hours of television translated to more violent acts. Scientists found that 22.5 percent of children who watched one to three hours of television per day committed aggressive actions such as threats, assaults, and fights in subsequent years. If the children watched more than four hours per day, the percentage rose to 28.8 percent.
In contrast, only 5.7 percent of kids who watched less than one hour per day would go on to commit aggressive actions against others.
Now, to be clear, violence in television isn't nearly as large an influence on future violent behavior as is living in an abusive home (or, say, having an obligation to avenge your family after your corrupt uncle usurped the throne), but it is seemingly enough to make otherwise complacent children into burgeoning thugs.
Now consider the following:
Eric David Harris (April 9, 1981 – April 20, 1999) and Dylan Bennet Klebold (September 11, 1981 – April 20, 1999) were the two American high school seniors who committed the Columbine High School massacre. The pair killed 13 people and injured 24 others, three of whom were injured as they escaped the attack. The two then committed suicide in the library, where they had killed 10 of their victims.
Seung-Hui Cho (pron.: /ˌtʃoʊ sʌŋˈhiː/; January 18, 1984 – April 16, 2007) was a Korean spree killer who killed 32 people and wounded 17 others on April 16, 2007, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.An additional 6 people were injured jumping from windows to escape. He was a senior-level undergraduate student at the university. The shooting rampage came to be known as the "Virginia Tech massacre."Cho later committed suicide after law enforcement officers breached the doors of the building where the majority of the shooting had taken place. His body is buried in Fairfax, Virginia.
In middle school, he was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder known as selective mutism, as well as major depressive disorder
Read about them and you will learn that these young men felt isolated and were picked upon. The South Korean student was suffering from severe anxiety disorder and a major depressive disorder. His teachers should have monitored that. The intense aggression within his poems or writings should have been clearly seen as his being mentally ill. Perhaps his feeling of being isolated or perhaps being discriminated against within his class really tipped him over the edge.
Eric David Harris (April 9, 1981 – April 20, 1999) and Dylan Bennet Klebold (September 11, 1981 – April 20, 1999) probably were also picked upon and there feeling of being not accepted in a social circle or group and being ridiculed and all probably let them to consider ways of getting back.
In both the cases, the massacres were well planned and executed. And in both instances guns and ammunition were used. And in both the instances, the gunman or gunmen committed suicide.
There is an intense need for curbing bulling at schools and educational institutions. Moreover name calling, racial prejudice and picking on people considered weak should not be tolerated. However the most significant need is to amend the gun laws within the country. People who are teenagers and young adults should not be sold guns or ammunition. Infact citizens should be required to hand their guns and ammo back to the government. At the same time crooks and criminals should be cleansed. The extermination of crooks that are drug dealers, drug pushers, drug mafias, rapists, child molesters, and pedophiles along with strict law enforcement should be utilized to make the country safe for its citizens. The US government should ideally be utilizing its budget not for spending on its army or cloak and dagger games. It should be spent on the people for the people. By investing on education, on poverty alleviation, on fighting and elimination of crime, and on rebuilding infrastructure and society in general, the United States of America could become a better place to live for all its citizens.