Defense Missing the Point on School Shootings Recoil Staff October 13, 2015 Join the Conversation “Like they always do, the media have descended to explain away the madness. And like a Rorschach Test, each outlet had its own pet cause primed and ready to be read into the situation…” This article is almost a year and a half old but it resonates just as strongly today as it no doubt did when first published (for those who were paying attention). It's an unlikely source, but brilliantly written. “But this “witch hunt” we go through every time a school shooting happens is a total ruse. Elliot Rodger didn’t become a killer because he was a misogynist; he became a misogynist because he was a killer. Just like Eric Harris didn’t become a killer because he loved violent video games; he loved violent video games because he was a killer. Just like Adam Lanza didn’t become a killer because he loved guns; he loved guns because he was a killer.” The author, Mark Manson, makes some superb points, particularly about mass shootings as non-political terrorism and how society writ large responds to them. “When viewed in this way, our responses to the school shooters looks juvenile in comparison. Can you imagine arguing over whether misogyny made Osama Bin Laden plan September 11th? Or whether video games caused Dhokhar Tsarnaev to plant bombs at the Boston Marathon? Or whether heavy music inspired Timothy McVeigh to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City? You would be laughed at.” Take the time to read Mark Manson's article How We All Miss The Point On School Shootings in its entirety right here. Explore RECOILweb:10mm Joins Ruger Super Red Hawk Revolver SeriesRemove the CLEO signoff from ATF41PWalther Q5 Match Steel Frame PistolFBI Director Comey Called Before House Oversight Committee NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.