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Over 75% of Mass Shooters Communicate Prior to Their Attacks

Between January and December 2017, 28 incidents of mass attacks, during which three or more persons were harmed, were carried out in public places within the United States. These acts violated the safety of the places we work, learn, shop, relax, and otherwise conduct our day-to-day lives.1 The resulting loss of 147 lives and injury to nearly 700 others had a devastating impact on our nation as a whole. The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) examined these 28 incidents, to identify key themes for enhancing threat assessment and investigative practices. Regardless of whether these attacks were acts of workplace violence, domestic violence, school-based violence, or terrorism, similar themes were observed in the backgrounds of the perpetrators

March For Our Lives? There is a better way

March For Our Lives, there is a better way and we’ve got 3 legislative victories to prove it. Ryan Petty was a guest on Cavuto Live on FNC where talked about, #WalkUp, #MarchForOurLives, the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took the lives of 17 beautiful people, including my daughter Alaina. 

Ryan Petty appointed to the MSD Public Safety Commission

Governor Rick Scott appoints Ryan Petty to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission.  I will work tirelessly to ensure that we learn the lessons from the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, so we can make our schools safer and avoid the mistakes that lead to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas on February 14th, 2018.

Senate Judiciary Committee Statement of Ryan B. Petty

In a season of loss, it is difficult to find meaning in tragedy. The senseless murder of so many — including my own beloved daughter Alaina — tests the limits of faith, and demands more endurance than we thought possible. It is a test abruptly forced on us, and we bear it as best we can.

Forget the A-List After All

You’ve got to read “Is the Tipping Point Toast?” by Clive Thompson in FastCompany. The gist of Thompson’s piece, based on the work of Duncan Watts of Yahoo Research, is that the theory that a select few “key influencers” matter more than “the rest of us” when it comes...

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