–Strange Frequencies Radio is back, and today we’ll be diving into the recent Florida school shooting, and giving our thoughts on the reaction, including discussing gun control.
–But first, it’s Bobby’s birthday tomorrow, and Jason again has gifted him a book. This one is by Bertrand Russell because, as Jason says, “everything is better with Bertrand,” including birthdays. But odds are, Bobby already has this book…he just can’t find it.
–A Toledo pastor and his family have been arrested and charged with aggravated burglary for beating and robbing a Sunday school teacher. Granted, we don’t know the details on what led up to this, but regardless, it’s completely bizarre.
–A township in Pennsylvania are worried about a local church holding a blessing involving high powered firearms as the “rods of iron.”
–Seattle resident was concerned enough to contact their local media when a Confederate flag went up in their neighborhood. Turns out, it wasn’t a Confederate flag at all, and the person with the flag in question had a pretty normal reason for putting it up.
–Next, what is weirding the SFR audience out this week? Lots of things, including a well-known scientist named Lawrence Krauss, being accused of sexual misconduct. But mostly people are concerned about shootings, guns, how to prevent the next mass shooting, and more. Luckily, that was why we were doing the show today.
–The remainder of the program is devoted to discussing the Parkland school shooting, and its aftermath. Among the issues discussed, in no particular order, are:
–The shooter himself, his weapons, and the warning signs that were in abundance before this massacre occurred.
–An armed school guard, and potentially three other sheriff deputies, stayed in a defensive position while the shooting was going on.
–The concept of false flags, specifically the schoolkids themselves being labeled as “crisis actors” by the lunatic fringe. We even play one video of a young man “forgetting his lines” as the conspiracy theorists allege. Bobby and Jason explain how their experience in front of news cameras inform their completely opposing viewpoint on this issue.
–Gun control: who wants it, what do they define it as, and what real steps can be taken to try and prevent the next massacre. Bobby wants to ban all semiautomatic weapons, even though he agrees it isn’t going to happen. Jason wants it to be more difficult to get a gun, or at least for people to know how to operate it, and for their to be a better process for taking someone’s guns away. To that end, he brings up the Gun Violence Restraining Order.
–It’s a complicated issue, but that doesn’t mean nothing should be done.