Propaganda asks us to accept mass shootings as normal and survivable

“You Can Survive a Mass Shooting”

“If you are prepared”

Aunty Jean
5 min readMay 10
Photo by Chip Vincent on Unsplash

I wish the following video was satire, but it is very real. The FBI actually produced this video a few years ago. You can even go to to learn more.

It seems that profits from the sales of guns and weapons are just too much to expect the wealthy shareholders of these stocks to give up. Instead, the responsibility for the results of gun violence is placed on the masses — people just trying to live their everyday lives.

We are encouraged, in the above video, to just “be prepared”, for godssake. The quotes I used in my title and subtitle are actually from the video.

As if those who don’t educate themselves about what to do, should they find their church, school, grocery store, movie theater, recreation area (it’s sad that I could just go on and on with the list of mass shooting locations) under fire, only have themselves to blame if they don’t survive.

How can this be considered normal?

The corporate puppet masters are enriching themselves by encouraging us to fight amongst ourselves about “gun rights.” Acting as though there are actually two “sane” sides in the debate over whether or not it is okay to buy and sell AR-15 rifles, and other such weapons, in sporting goods stores and Walmarts.

The AR-15 was called “America’s Rifle” in a January 2016 blog post from the National Rifle Association. Such AR-15-style weapons are semiautomatic, meaning a shooter must pull the trigger to fire each shot from a magazine that typically carries 30 rounds. link

But, no worries, one of the gun’s sellers, in Florida, assures us. This gun won’t be used by “Muslim terrorists” (even though it is usually US, “Christian” citizens committing these atrocities):

How does an American gun seller make a rifle that can’t be…



Aunty Jean

Constantly curious, dog-loving, anti-racism, politically progressive, book-loving, vegan lady. I want to keep learning every day, exploring other points of view