We had another one. Amidst all the prayers, thoughts, arguing, bluster, might I suggest one thing?
Don’t mention the shooter’s name. Don’t show their picture. At all.
I’ve been watching a show, Active Shooter: America Under Fire and a couple who lost a son at the Aurora theater shooting have a movement where they believe it’s key to not give publicity to these people. I agree wholeheartedly. It is a very worthwhile series to watch.
While notoriety might not be the primary motive for some of the shooters, it’s part of it.
They need to be treated as nothings. Nobodies. We should focus on the victims. The loved ones of the victims. We need to help those wounded in body and mind.
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Originally published at bobmayer.com on November 6, 2017.