In a Country that is Willfully Betraying its Values, Guns are the Scapegoat for Violence

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The liberal media, the White House, and the Democratic candidates can ignore reality all they want, but American’s cannot allow the facts to be obscured. Guns nor gun laws are to blame for the massacre in San Bernardino, CA. A political atmosphere that betrays our Judeo-Christian value system is demonstrably the root cause.

If the narrative that weak gun laws cause violence was true, then we wouldn’t see the rise in violence that is clearly present in American society. Gun laws have not gotten more lenient over the years. They have remained relatively stagnant in most places and have become more harsh in some. It doesn’t take a statistician to see that the trends do not match the rhetoric of the gun control crowd.

If one were to equate harsher gun laws with reduced violence, then Chicago would be the safest place in America and New Hampshire would be a chaotic cesspool of violent criminal activity. That, of course, isn’t the case.

No, the problem with the rise of violence in America can be placed squarely on the shoulders of the political left who choose to ignore the fact that it’s deteriorating values that are causing the rise in violence. It’s political correctness, divisive political agendas, and a shift away from the Judeo-Christian values that once made our country great that are all squarely to blame for what is happening across America.

On this concept, I’d gladly debate anyone.

Mainstream media won’t have it. In fact, many publications will aggressively denounce the solutions and try to shame people into falling for the liberal perspective because they know that the majority of Americans will not look at the situation through the lenses of facts or logic.

The problem is an ironic one because the very thing that we need the most – prayer and a return to values – is the thing that is being attacked the most.

God is the only One who can fix this. In a time when the world is spiraling out of control due to the secular denial of facts and the atheistic propaganda that is indoctrinating anyone who is spiritually weak, we need prayer and faith more than anything else. That concept does not take away from the truth that we are responsible for making it happen. It simply points out that the last thing we need is a reduction in prayer. The other thing we don’t need is a call for gun laws that are similar to California as most Democrats are promoting. Obtuse gun laws did not prevent the tragedy in San Bernardino. On the other hand, if California had gun laws like those in New Hampshire, there’s a chance that the tragic loss of life could have been reduced or avoided altogether.

The calls for stricter laws will continue. If they win out and violence increases as many suspect, then the solution will be even harsher laws. This is the beginning of the trend to push against the Constitution and our core values in favor of the falsehoods of liberalism.

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Workplace Violence and Having a Plan In Case of an Emergency

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Workplace Violence and Having a Plan In Case of an Emergency

Due to the recent event of a workplace induced killing in which a former employee shot and killed two of his previous coworkers, I thought this would be a good time to bring up the issue of workplace violence and why it’s super important to have a plan in case of an emergency. We have these types of emergency plans in our homes and schools, but the workplace is also a place where we should be prepared. In recent years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, two million employees have reported being a victim of some sort of workplace violence act—and of those 2 million, less than half goes reported.

This latest act of workplace violence showcases that a person’s disturbed mental state can lay dormant, even years after they’ve left their place of employment. Vester Lee Flannagan was terminated from this place of employment, WDBJ in Virginia, two years ago and was escorted out of the studio by security. This did not stop him from coming back after many months had passed and committing the ultimate act of violence. WDBJ did everything right, and yet, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, two of their employees were murdered in cold blood. When working with others, you can never fully get rid of workplace violence, but you can have systems in place just in case it occurs. The warning signs of a disturbed individual with a propensity of violence are almost always there.

Know the Signs and Report Immediately

If you are a witness to disturbing behavior by a coworker, report it immediately to your manager and/or HR department. I would rather have you overreact than to not be proactive when gauging issues with a potentially violent employee. If you are aware of behavior such as vicious mood swings, lashing out at others, joking about committing violent acts, being cruel and disrespectful to others, report it and request a intermediary. Also, make sure to file a report in written form as well.

Do Not Escalate

When dealing with someone who is potentially violent, cut off the communication and do the above. Don’t go back and forth with this person, or let the issue escalate. Take it to a third party who is up the chain of command and handle it that way. Do not entertain people who are dangerous.

Get the Authorities Involved

To take it a step further, if you feel that a present or past coworker may have the propensity to harm you in any way, verbally or physically, seek out law enforcement guidance who may be able to help you secure a restraining order, or other safeguards.

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When at work, it’s important to have a Workplace Emergency Plan should you need to try to flee the area because of a violence act or state of emergency. Many workplaces have a set plan in place, which is usually given to you upon orientation. If you don’t have this plan, see your HR administrator right away. And if there isn’t a plan in place, create you own which should include the following:

Sample Emergency Plan

Create an emergency plan and memorize it. Know where you will go should an emergency occur and how you will contact people (or how people will contact you). Have a meeting place for you and other coworkers that is outside of the actual office space.

Procede in lockdown mode

If you are in an office with a door, go in lockdown mode and secure yourself in the office until help arrives.

Call police/911

Make sure you have a way to contact 911 or the authorities should you be separated from your phone or the phone lines are down.

Be familiar with exits and stairways

Know the quickest way out of your office alongside the various exits and stairways. Being familiar with your office layout and floor plan will help you be able to flee quicker should you have to.

No one wants to be involved with workplace violence and a possible emergency situation, but it is better to be safe and sorry. And while having an emergency plan in place while reporting potentially violent individuals won’t alleviate all cases of horrific workplace emergencies, it can certainly help.

Do you need additional resources? Please read Does Your Job Have an Employee Assistance Program and Navigating the Workplace with Clinical Depression or Anxiety.

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