Tragically, there has been a lot of gun violence lately. On Labor Day weekend, two mass shootings occurred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, killing a total of 30 people. And it seems like every other day that we hear of another gun fight breaking out in an American city. Whenever things like this happen, people immediately demand we get rid of guns or increase gun control.
But what if the gun violence problem goes much deeper than gun control? Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life USA, says fatherlessness is a huge factor in gun violence. Trail for Life USA was founded as an alternative to Boy Scouts after the latter organization became more and more left wing. One of Hancock’s goals is to provide a male-focused, unapologetically Christian atmosphere where young boys can simply be boys and learn how to grow to be real men.
“Boys get a rough treatment [in society],” Hancock tells me on the “Strang Report” podcast. (Click here or click on the podcast icon in this article to listen to that episode.) “They’re now twice as likely to be declared special education, three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and the suicide rates are just soaring. Boys are falling behind girls in every single academic category.”
Hancock says society’s treatment of boys is no excuse for violent behavior. But he points out that, historically speaking, men were the ones who were tough and went to war. Heroism in men was celebrated. But now, society is chipping away more and more natural opportunities to be tough and to be a hero.
“We’re taking recess out of school so they can’t even win at tag or red rover,” he says. “We’re taking all these things out of boys’ lives that allow them to experience risk and competition, that allow them to experience success and failure and to recover from failure to go on to be successful.
“So it’s no wonder we have boys who are confused about their own purpose and who don’t have the connections that they should have. And in their frustration, they’re … read more
What if Fatherlessness Impacts Gun Violence?21 Minutes – October 2nd 2019
It seems like every other day we hear of another gunfight breaking out. Whenever this happens, people immediately demand we get rid of guns. But what if the gun violence problem goes much deeper than gun control?
Listen as Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life USA, says fatherlessness is a huge factor in gun violence. Hear how Trail Life was founded as an alternative to Boy Scouts to provide a male-focused, unapologetically Christian atmosphere where boys can simply be boys and learn how to grow up to be men.
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Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life USA
Chief Executive Officer of Trail Life USA
Vice President at Word Weavers International, Inc.
Director at Florida Christian Writers Conference & Georgia Christian Writers Conference
Former President (title) at Direct Finance, LLC
Former President (title) at Mark One Advertising, Inc.
Professional Conference Speaker & Advocacy
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