How to Prevent the Next Mass Shooting

Recent mass shooters all have one thing in common — lack of father involvement. Warren Farrell, Ph.D. shares his expert knowledge on what he believes is the root of these tragedies and how we can prevent the next mass shooting from happening.

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Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.

He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.

In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.

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  • All this might be helpful, but I have reservations about the culturally conservative tone. Why the advocacy for “faith-based” involvement? Maybe some people, I’d think a lot of libertarians, see flaws in the worldviews he alludes to.
    I thought I joined a libertarian website. I don’t like muddling conservative and libertarian worldviews. The differences are too important.

  • Very misleading. Prevent the “next” mass shooting sounds like an instant cure, not fixing the basics of society. Why do these “boys” need faith based father figures to hand them over to pedophile priests and scout leaders? It isn’t atheists performing these atrocities. This guy gives me the heebie jeebies. I wonder how many others with law enforcement or social work backgrounds feel the same way. I’m disappointed, Matt.

  • And don’t let them anywhere near the military. Why are we surprised that mass shootings happen in a country where people stand up and cheer for the government’s hired killers when they walk through the airport? Where they hoot and holler like drunken frat boys when its death machines fly over an NFL game or a NASCAR race?

  • Good analysis.

    Violence begets violence. One act of violence produces more of the same. Unfortunately, the spawn of violence do not follow predictable paths. They may mutate, divide, increase in size and emerge without warning near or far. The only certainty is that they will produce more violence.

    On March 11, United States Army Sergeant Robert Bales went on a violent house-to-house rampage in a village near his base, killing 17 civilians, including 9 children. Bales is in U.S. custody now and could face the death penalty.

    Nine months later:

    On December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, killed twenty-six people and himself. He first killed his mother at their shared home before taking her guns and driving to the school. Lanza brought four guns with him. He killed twenty first-grade children aged six and seven during the attack at school, along with six adults, including four teachers, the principal, and the school psychologist. Two other persons were injured. Lanza then killed himself as police arrived at the school.

    Violence begets violence.

  • Unless I missed it, why was there no mention of Scouting? Scouts checks several of the boxes the doctor was enumerating.

    • Thank you, as a Scout Master I thought he went out of his way to exclude Scouts, while unnecessarily emphasising team sports and other outdoor programs. If you’re going to portray that many activities involving camping, boys and outdoor activities it seems you should be addressing the only organization that has been addressing that need for the last 100 years.

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