Santa Fe gun massacre marks 22nd school shooting this year

"The View" co-hosts discuss how the country can move forward if there isn't agreement on the cause of mass shootings.
5:56 | 05/21/18

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Welcome back. I guess I should let this sink in for a second. After Friday's high school shooting in Texas, more American students have died from gun violence in 2018 than U.S. Soldiers in combat. Kelly Clarkson addressed it at the open of last night's billboard music awards. Take a look. Once again, y'all, we're grieing for more kids that have died for an absolute no reason at all. They also wanted me to do a moment of silence, and I'm so sick of moments of silence. It's not working, like, obviously. So -- sorry. So why don't we -- wamo don't we not do a moment of silence? Why don't we do a moment of action, and why don't we change what's happening? Because it's horrible. Part of the question has become, how can you take action when no one agrees what the actual problem is? Take a look? The disease in this case isn't the second amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence. They have been drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male and they are young teenagers in most cases. Many of these young boys have been on rid Lynn since they were in kindergarten. We have devalued life whether it's abortion, through violent movies and particularly through violent video games that now outsell movies and music. It's not about the guns. It's about us. And anyone who thinks that armed guards are the answer, they were there at the school, but it still took a half hour to catch this kid. So what is the problem, and where are the solutions? I don't think it's because we have abortion in the world. I don't think people are on rid Lynn, and the thing they didn't say is maybe we have to sort of say to people, maybe you need to lock your stuff up also. Yeah. Because this kid had a shotgun, and a handgun. It wasn't an ak-47. It wasn't any of that, so what do you think? Well, Malcolm Gladwell, the thinker has an interesting take on this. He says that collie bold and Harris from columbine were the first to go out and do this, and every time it happens, the threshold for risk is lowered. It's almost because -- when you think about it, and this is really scary. He says -- I don't understand. The first person who goes out there takes the biggest risk and then after that, it's, like, oh. I can do that too. It's like when you get a divorce in your family, and you're the first one, and then the next one says, I can get a divorce too. It's like that where it becomes easier to do it, and that is frightening. We talk about mental illness. Women are mentally ill, and they are not doing the shooting. It's a specific American thing that's going on right now, and it has to be dealt with on many, many levels in my humble opinion because I'm not an expert on this. But Malcolm Gladwell ends with this. He is a brilliant guy. Is he a gun owner though? Let's not kid ourselves that we pass the strictest gun control in the world that we would end this particular kind of particular. It has to be dealt with on various levels. Not just guns, but guns are certainly indicated here too. I'm really tired of the blame game, and everybody is looking at every reason except the guns. I was looking it up the weekend and they have blamed mental illness, culture, undocumented immigrants, Hollywood, unarmed teachers, video games, not having enough guns, the liberal media, gun-free Zones, no school prayer, not enough faith. Now Oliver north who is the new president of the NRA is blaming rid Lynn. Let's look at the access to guns. That is a significant, significant part of it. One part. It's one part. That is a significant part of it, and I'm just tired because they are all over the place. Let's look at that. We're always talking about gun control and we said before, all semiassault rifles, if they are banned, this won't happen. That is not accurate in this case. He had a pipe bomb, a molotov cocktail and a carbon dioxide device. You can make these yourself, and make these bombs. Kelly Clarkson, I admire anyone who wants to take a platform, and I was also, like, what does change mean to you? She said, I'm a proud gun owner. I have a concealed gun owner license, and she says she has nine guns, more than me, and sleeps with a colt 45. I'm curious someone like that, are you now repealing the second amendment? I don't think she is saying that. Whatever. I get it. A call to action, but okay. What do you mean, Kelly? I think everyone runs to their own corner. You have people who jump to we need gun control, common sense laws and people say, let me jump to the second amendment as if there is no in between on those. Not at this table, but it has jumped to automatically, and I would like to say, what is it about -- I know we don't want to talk about mental illness, but what is it about young boys in our culture who were rejected by girls and your only option is to somehow go and commit a massacre at your school? Everybody, stop. Everybody, stop. Hold on. Brian. Can you let them know that we need another minute please? We'll do it when we come back. We'll do it when we come back.

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