What All Four of These Mass Shooters Had in Common

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There’s a growing and rather frightening trend in the United States, well, more than one actually. The first is that mass shootings seem to be everywhere. The second is that society has normalized major mental disorders.

And as more than a few are noticing, there just might be a connection between the two.

This realization comes after yet another deadly and terrifying school shooting, which took place at the Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee. The shooter was a gender-confused woman known as Audrey Hale.

Hale left three dead students and three dead staff members in her wake.

Naturally, those on the political left, including Democratic President Joe Biden, wasted little time in blaming our Second Amendment rights for this tragedy, as if it was the guns’ fault and that more gun control measures would have stopped it.

But what they failed to point out is that in recent years, there’s been a number of mass shooters who fall into the same category.

As Benny Johnson, conservative commentator and host of “The Benny Show,” noted, four of the more recent killers have all been self-labeled as either “transgender” or “non-binary,” in which having no gender is chosen as an identity.

He first mentions the shooter of a Colorado Springs nightclub that took place in November and left five dead and 17 more wounded. The shooter was identified as “non-binary.”

The 2019 Denver shooting, where one innocent was killed and eight left wounded, was perpetrated in part by a girl who identified as a man.

The year before, there was a shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland. Here three were killed and two wounded. Similarly, the shooter was a woman who thought she was or wanted to be a man.

And, most recently, Audrey Hale of Nashville killed six as a woman identifying as a male.

As Johnson wrote after listing these shooters, “One thing is VERY clear: the modern trans movement is radicalizing activists into terrorists.”

Now, naturally, this statement nor the connection between the two trends means that all mass killers have gender or sexual confusion. Neither does it mean that all those who are confused about what gender God created them to be turn out to be killers.

However, it does lead us to begin questioning any and all connections there could be.

For starters, we must realize that up until the 1950s, gender dysphoria was classified as a sickness or a mental illness. Anyone who seemed to be confused about their gender was referred to doctors and psychiatrists for help.

And as one Twitter user noted in the comments of Johnson’s post, that help is not mean. Instead, it’s just that: help, which is a form of compassion. When anyone struggles with anything from money problems to the inability to walk up the stairs, help is needed for success. This is not, or should not be, any different.

And yet, somehow, we’ve let society tell us that the struggle between your mind telling you you’d be better off as a different sex and reality has been labeled as normal and acceptable. It basically tells those who could use this help that there is no help for them.

Then, when they become so confused, angry, and anti-social that they take a gun into a school or bar, we wonder how they got to that place in life.

As former Republican congressional candidate David Giglio wrote, “A damaged soul can be a deadly weapon with or without a gun. Progress won’t be made until we get serious about treating the root cause.”

Besides, as others pointed out, it’s not like guns have changed all that much in the last century or so. Instead, society has – and not for the better. In fact, before gender identity disorder was reclassified as not a mental illness, it was common to see guns being handled in school without any incident. Students could even bring their own in.

This means, if anything, it’s not the guns that are the problem. It’s society’s insistence that being mentally or spiritually ill doesn’t deserve help.