Violence and Shootings: Save Our Young Men

12 Feb

Men are the leading causes of the most violence in the world. Why are our men so violent and angry? What can we do to encourage peaceful approaches to handling a situation, so that more lives are not lost? More than likely, this will not be addressed because the stubborn and rigid will remain that way.

Generation Next

Last December, 20 year old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members at an Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

A 12 year old boy steals his parents’ gun, shoots two students, wounding them, and kills a math teacher (and retired marine), before taking his own life in Navada.

14 year old Philip Chism stabs a math teacher with a box cutter, stuffs her body in a garbage can, rolls it out, and dumps it in the woods at the back of his school building in Danvers, Massachusetts.

What do all of these recent, severe cases have in common? All of the crimes were committed by young men, and they all had schools involved.

Why is this so important for all people to consider?

First we will consider why we should observe the young men involved.

Male Youth, Violence and Crime

Anyone is capable of committing a…

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