Episode 182

Biblical Solutions for Mass Shootings

Chelsea and I continue and conclude our discussion of the tragic mass school shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

As politicians clamor for more gun control, we look at Salvador Ramos' family situation.

Were warning signs ignored that led to this attack?

Could Ramos' poor family situation have been at the root of his problems?

We believe the evidence shows that Biblical parenthood is the true solution for preventing mass shootings.

Also in this series:

The Uvalde Tragedy

Sources Consulted:

Emma Parry, "TWISTED GAME: Disturbing tactic used by Salvador Ramos to lure girls online after his chilling threat to Yubo player emerges," The Sun, May 26, 2022.

Rachel Otts, "Warning Signs May Have Been Present in Uvalde Shooter," The Dallas Express, May 26, 2022.

Jack Morphet, MaryAnn Martinez, and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, "New video shows Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos holding bag of dead cats," New York Post, May 30, 2022.

Giulia Carbonaro, "Adriana Reyes, Uvalde Shooter's Mom, Insists They Had a Good Relationship," Newsweek, May 26, 2022.

Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, "Who Are Adriana Reyes and Juan Alvarez? Texas Shooter's Mother, Her Boyfriend Reveal Salvador Ramos' Dark Life," International Business Times, May 26, 2022.

"The Consequences of Fatherlessness," Fathers.com, (accessed June 5, 2022).

Stephen Smith, "Playing action video games may be bad for your brain, study finds," CBC, August 7, 2017.

Christian Montag, Bernd Weber, Peter Trautner, Beate Newport, Sebastian Markett, Nora T. Walter, Andrea Felten, Martin Reuter, "Does excessive play of violent first-person-shooter-video-games dampen brain activity in response to emotional stimuli?," Biological Psychology, Volume 89, Issue 1, 2012, Pages 107-111, ISSN 0301-0511.

Scriptures Cited:

Hosea 4:6

Deuteronomy 6:7

Philippians 4:8

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.