A Message from James Moore
Webmaster's note: Below is an email from Mr. James Moore who discovered my site after the Virginia Tech Massacre. He posted the following message on his blog and gave me permission to post his words on my site with his name. I do hope you follow his advice.
Thursday, April 19, 2007 @
Violence is not Uncommon
When I first heard the news report about Virginia Tech I thought, “Oh no. Not another Columbine.” I used the internet to do a little research hoping that I could figure out what is going on.
I knew from previous research that at age 25 the last part of the human brain develops. This part lets us evaluate the future consequences of your actions. (This is probably where the phrase ‘mature adult’ came from.) Maybe this was the underlining cause. Maybe this would lead to some way of stopping the problem. There seemed to be more drugs available for the younger generations. Some of these drugs are associated with violence. Was this the problem? Were guns the problem?
not all acts of violence involve guns. When the
knifes the problem or weapon of choice? I discovered that violence comes in many
forms. It can involve guns and/or knives. Violence can also involve
verbal, sexual, alcohol, and drug related abuses. Why is the younger generation
so violent? After viewing this web site, I realized how naive I was.
The home page starts out with a case of school violence in
and Virginia Tech were tragedies. No question about it. However, the
worse was on 2004 in North Ossetia, Russia where 366 were killed and 704 were
wounded. It is hard to say just how accurate the statistics are on this web
site. It does include foreign countries. But, how can any one
guarantee that all incidences are reported? Nevertheless, assuming that the
information is accurate, 78% of the incidences occur in the
The important thing is that something can be done. In human society, this is one of those cycles that can be minimized and possibly stopped. Go to the web site. Click on the phrase “It’s Not Always About the Gun.” (Click here to go to the page.) Read all the sections like ‘Bully Free’ and ‘Guidelines for Schools.’ Read them all. Then do something.
James Lee Moore
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