tv Unfiltered With Dan Bongino FOX News May 29, 2022 12:00am-1:00am PDT
edition of "one nation." also follow "one nation" on fab *, instagram and twitter. "unfiltered" with dan bongino starts now. [♪♪♪] dan: welcome to this special edition of "unfiltered." tonight we are doing something different. the elementary school shooting in texas got me thinking. i would like to address what i believe is a real crisis in society. then we'll shear from real experts to help identify real practical solutions. we can do right now to keep our kids safe? you know why? because they matter. they are our kids. it's been a tough week. the news of a deranged
18-year-old who walked into a classroom and murdered in cold blood more than 20 people, including 19 innocent children. it's unbearable news for many of us, me included. the country is broken. something is wrong here. there is something in our culture that's rotting. we all know something is wrong. fixing it will be hard. i want to be straight with you. the america my kids are growing up in is not the america from three decades agree i grew up in. and guns have nothing to do with why it's different in were guns around back then. the america i group in, real guns and toy guns were woven into our daily lives. i grew up in queens. i jump on my bike and go to liberty park in glendale and i
played war with toy gurns all day. a specific friend of mine group around shot guns and rifles. their friends would bring them to school in the back of their trucks in a gun rack right there in the parking lot. parents were paralyzed with fear every time their kids board bus to go to those schools. they didn't even think twice when they waved good-bye. now parents have anxiety. so what changed? there isn't one simple answer to what changed. anyone who says that is lying to your face. but that doesn't mean there aren't answered. our culture is rotting. we have applying of broken homes, an entertainment culture sat righted with glorified violence. throw this into the witch's brew. children isolated and pulled
away from their friends and comunlts while being told what to think and what to do. >> teenagers find school closures cause increased stress and anxiety. >> the surgeon general issuing a rare public health advisory warning of a youth public mental health crisis. >> social media use sky roicted. paula said as her daughter's time online increased, her mental health deteriorated. dan: this show is direct as trying to avoid a future massacre. so we are going to ignore the problems created during the pandemic and pretend we can -- -- wecan brush it under the.
they want the schools to become more welcoming. >> if we create the trust and we connect in terms of relationships, particularly in a post-covid era, that will be really helpful. that's what teachers are thinking about. not hardening schools. not arming themselves. but how we can create a safe, welcome environment. dan: part of the problem is how this generation of kids are formed mostly online. kinds lack a personal human connection. they see actual violence portrayed in the music they listen to and the video games they play. the screen, a tablet, computer, is taking the place of genuine human interaction face to face. person to opinion.
when i grew up playing war with my friends, boys were allowed to be boys. i said to my friend andy bang, you are dead. but the difference is andy knew it was fake. then we went into the fire hydrant or a pool. my friend vinny had one. we have kids immersed on a screen with violence. the culture is swimming in hard-core foreign. perhaps the "wall street journal" said it best here. modern welfare states adept at writing checks, but not much else. damaging young murderers are typically from middle class families with access to smart phones and xboxs. the rise of family dysfunction
have had consequences. i am not blaming video games or movies. i watched violent movies growing up. i watched "invasion u.s.a." i think which was 10. i am asking the question, would we rather our young boys play war with their kids acting like boys or have them sitting in the basement surrounded by violence and triple x stuff all day. they are given all this wrap surrounding themselves all the time that anyone of them grow up normal. this culture rot happening, unfortunately many of the people on the left, they demand congress take innocent people's rights away. >> say want them to show the same energy banning guns. there is know reason an
18-year-old to have weapons of war. >> it's easier for a fiend age tore get a gun than a driver's license or a license to have a pet. the. >> 90% of americans regardless of political party wanted universal background checks. we are being held hostage by 50 senators in washington who refuse to even put it to a vote. dan: everyone of their solutions with the dreaded air quotes is a call to take action to take away self-protection rights from you. patriotic americans who haven't done a damn thing wrong. even though we have unimpeachable evidence that banning guns won't fix the problem. i have shown you the data over and over on all my shows.
>> i hate to say this, but there are more people shot every weekend in chicago than there are in schools in texas. and we need to realize that people who any maybe if we just implement tougher gun laws, chicago and l.a. and new york. if you are looking for a real solution, chicago teaches what you are talking about is not a real solution. dan: there is no simple solution. here is the hard truth. there is not one thing that will stop this from happening. like any threat you can take steps to mitigate the risk. but evil exists. it's real, and it will always be here to playing heart since the first conscious human being. that's what this was. it was evil.
call it evil. pretending it was the purchase of guns that's caused this massachusets massacre, you are not being hon -- caused this massacre. you are not being honest. we cons call out that evil, people who aren't serious of fixing the culture rot the place the blame right back on guns. >> sir, you are out of line. sir, you are out of line. sir, you are out of line. please leave this auditorium. i can't believe you are a [bleep] that would come to make a political issue. dan: our society is broken. until we look deeper at surface-level fixes, this kind
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dan: diagnosing whyed the attackers target schools, but it's crucial to understand why so we can prevent these kind of attacks in the future. joining me, joey jones, retired navy seal jimmy graham. i would like to start first with retired fbi agent maureen o'connell. what do you believe is behind this specific targeting. not that active scenario shootings don't happen elsewhere. >> active shooters are cowards. they will go after the most vulnerable. nothing represents vulnerability more than young small school children.
these babies who were attacked yesterday. dan: joey, i will go to you next. the secret service. the gnat national threat assessment center did a study, one of the things that creeped up, in 81% of the cases the shooter has told at least one person they were going to attack the school. in 60% of the days they told one or more people. >> if anything this study is a glimmer of nope a dire subject. if we do the work, we can prevent some of these. that's been the case the whole time. gun legislation becomes a policy question everyone wants to talk about. that may be the direction we go. but couldn't we harden schools now and develop plans to interdict? that's where the frustration comes.
it's not blaming democrats or school administrators. what is the first step we can do today. there are a lot of warning signs. i think the biggest concern is our school officials -- are school official or teachers afraid to bring these things up out of fear of call something one out. to say this person isn't right. i don't know why. let's figure it out. almost every one of these incidents, and we are just learning about this latest one. you started to hear stories hours and days later that this happened and that mapped they didn't feel empowered to report. at some point we have to err on safety of what might happen. >> jimmy you say in an active
shooter scenario, every return has a job. >> it might not be picking up a firearm to neutralize the threat. but everyone does have a job. it was presented as linear. run, hide, fight. we say defend, evacuate, fortify, emergency medical age, notefighters and dial 911. it must be a capability. not just boxes. show me an ability. environmental design and target hardening. where those two meet is the answer. if schools we call it safety culture. it's my job to take care of these kids. it's my job. i heard people say it's not a
teacher's job to protect kids. i say it's every person's job to protect children. dan: there is confusion between access, control and security. at a sports game there is access control. ultimately we can have all the cameras, fencing and all the stuff we wanted, but if there is not someone there to back it up with force, it's meaningless. >> it goes back to your question of why they are choosing these targets. the inverse of that is why aren't there police officers there? it's not a friendly environment at least in the state of california. people are saying we don't want police on campus. it makes our students feel uncomfortable. the reason they are there is because they are a deterrent. when a coward shows up to the school with a police officer
there, they are bringing a gun to a gunfight. they are not bringing a gun into a room with baby they are going to kill. dan: we are going to bring this expert panel back. you were great to discuss some fixes we can take right now so stand by. coming up on this special edition of "unfiltered." it takes pure evil to take the lives of innocent children. can the problem go deeper than just saying mental health. a sky col just who studied the brains of these people. next.
you observed the brain scan of a 1998 subject involved in multiple murders. you found some interesting thing. >> i have been looking at the brain for 30 years. we have done 100 murderers, a thousand convicted felons. one of the most damaged brains that i had ever seen, he murdered his parents and then went to the school and killed students. there are brain health issues that steal people's minds. if your brain is not right, your behavior is notoriety. dan: you talk about the frontal cortex and how there was damage to this murderer's brain in the
frontal cortex. does that create an impulse control problem. where violent impulses that might be suppressed by that cortex, it just fails and they act out violently? >> the prefrontal cortex is the part of your brain that watches you. it helps you, stops you from saying and doing stupid things. it's also involved in empathy and impulse control. when it's damaged, a person's empathy is often low and they often don't think about the long-term consequences. but this shooter like many others was probably also suicidal. so their emotional brain was probably working way too hard. you often see that in depression. when you get that combination of emotional brain stirred up and a
frontal lobe that's low it can be dangerous. dan: when it comes to people involved in overtly violent acts, i read that a lot of these killers were involved in october sessions with fire, animal abuse and bed westing. wetting? >> they are often what we think may and predictor of conduct disorder or antisocial personality disorder. as marijuana has been legalized, dramatic increase in babies born with marijuana in their system which can cause long-term trouble in their brain. dan: the role of the family and isolation in this. broken homes obviously not conducive to productive
development of the human brain. >> think about violence four circles. there are biological causes of damage to the brain. there are psychological causes, early trauma. social cause, especially isolation and broken homes, and spiritual causes, which is a lack of ethics, morals, a lack of meaning and purpose. violence generally occurs in all four of those circles. dan: doctor, thanks for your time and your work. i mentioned how broken homes are contribute together troubling trend of school violence. joining me is pete hegseth and psychologist katherine coleman. something changed in society. and it's not guns and video games. those have been around for decades. i have to believe it's a lot to
do with the broken homes and crisisf with dads. they just love kids different, not better or worse than the move, but just different. >> we have a problem of purpose, we have a problem of the heart and soul and leadership in the home. it's first a deficit of faith. if you don't understand the role of human nature, our seasonful nature. forgiveness and grace, if you don't teach that through tough love, you are rudderless. if you don't have that, it leads to family dysfunction. i don't mean every family has to be perfect. that's not what i'm talking about. i'm talking about an abdication of responsibility as parents. mothers and especially fathers who and degait their responsibility to device. the internet or peer griewnls
that reinforce the wrong ideas. this you be you culture indulging every whim of a child, if point don't step in and be the intermediate path. if you abdicate that and don't play that role, you let someone on the internet indoctrinate your kid or give them purpose found in evil. and it does come back to the home. dan: katherine i heard your commentary on the network before. this is beyond traumatic for the children in texas who survived this. how does a tragedy impact these young children, and what can be done by the parents to help them
cope with this unimaginable trauma. >> we have to understand when children go through such a traumatic one like this one, their comfort zone is that wered. kids are taught that school is a safe place to be. and by and lairnlgt is. you are safer at school than you even are in the car on the way to school. it's going to be important for fiernts continue to remind their children they will still be safe at school. but they will have to be reassured constantly. these poor children, they are done with school for the year. but many of them will be return together same elementary school in the fall. when they walk through those doors it will be a reminder of everything they went through last year. even if they have the best summer in the world. those memories will come back. it's important for parents to know if they are starting to
isolate or have outbursts. and get help sooner rather than later. dan: constant reassurance. it sounds like it makes a lot of sense. meet, katherine, thanks for your time. i appreciate you coming on. dan: the left was quick to blame this texas tragedy on guns. a former gun critic turned gun advocate is here the on why the left always pushes for solutions wheat already know don't work. do you find yourself buried in paper? this is the end. the end of paper. the epson rapid receipt smart organizer easily scans all your documents. paper goes in and stress goes away. it's the only solution on the market specifically designed to
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two decades aggressively marketing assault weapons for profit. i'm sick and tired of it. we have to act. and don't tell me we can't have an impact on this carnage. dan: joining me is the sponsor for gun owners of america. one the problems with the left is they seem to be convinced that criminals give a damn about gun laws. but that's what makes them criminals. they don't care about any laws. >> it's the definition of being a criminal. usual not law-biding. you will do whatever you can to do the most damage in the least amount of time. the's usually with the most vulnerable and defenseless people. i am a parent of two, and i
couldn't even imagine. i want to share my condolences to the parents and families going through this horrific time. >> there aren't enough words and modifiers in the english language to describe the horror of what this must have looked like. but what i find more bubble this is using this and trampling on the memories of these kids to take away the rights of legal gun owners. legal gun owners have a lower crime rate than police officers. who are these new laws they want to pass going to target? criminals won't listen to them anyway. they will just go get their guns on the street. >> there is a study in texas with the same finding in 2005 that brought the same thing. though they found at conned sealed carry holders have a better history than even the police officers.
so that is exactly right. concealed carry holders, all that matters is that you are a human being. it's a natural human right and it means you have a right to defend yourself. but thankfully we have seen time and time again that people like me are the law-abiding people are the people you wanted to havey in your corner when something like that is happening. a horrific situation. or a woman going behind an alley at nighttime and a male or female to be able to defend her if she needs that. or a better scenario that they are able to defend themselves. that's what the second amendment is all about to keep the people able to be empowered to defend the lives they care about. >> thanks a lot for your time. we appreciate it. coming up on this special
dan: in my prior line of work it was zero fail. if we failed the president of the united states would be dead. dead. if some guy god forbid slipped past a magnetometer with a gun and got near the president, no one is going to be lobbying for a gun control bill. they will be saying how do we keep the president safe right now. those are the important people, right? the elites. foreign heads of state and the president. they get a response like that. but how come when it comes to our kids it turns instantly to politics. how about we do something that
actual think matters. maybe a couple billion to keep our kids safe. gates that can lock off certain sections of a building. these are our kids. they are just as important as the important people. and i can guarantee you if this same problem was affecting them, there would be lobby effort to change things like that and it would have nothing to do with getting votes or raising money off lobbyists. fix the damn problem. our kids matter. speaking of fixes, i want to bring -- sensitive topic obviously. i want to bring back my mom, joey jones, jimmy graham and maureen o'connell. jimmy, fixes, there is a thousand things i can think of. surveillance cameras. but again surveillance cameras are great, they record things.
well, what are you going to do when you are surveilling it on the cameras. what's the darn plan? >> the answer is me. the same problem our nation. the answer is we the people. it's me. you are not going to elect or purchase this. you will understand this, dan, in your former line of work and mine. between the package and the greatest threat, this worked since the beginning of time. to get to them you have to go through me. the building can say that but people are the ultimate physical stop. dan: joey, you were a dod detect. you had to practice. what saving our kids will involve practice. it will require police departments in schools to coordinate.
there should be a run through with that school. there should be blueprints. they have got to practice over and over. a lot of them are doing that. but if they are not, they have got to get over this. >> it an issue every day. the idea why wouldn't you put your best and brightest at the school? it's probably never going to map. we are not that worried about it here. we need our best and brightest sheriff's deputy ks dealing with drug dealers. i don't know what the fix for that is. i am not going to pretend -- i have been all around the world in force protection. but what i will say is that i did read a report that they doubled their budget. they brought in certain times of doors into the school district that didn't make it toll
elementary school. one of the complaints is it's hard sometimes to get administrators to focus on the elementary schools because offenders are usually high schoolers and they expect them to go to the high school. now we have had two. we don't need a third. but this summer business to get here. most schools are going to be out. if you are not running war games on your school to see if someone can break into it and you are in charge of security. if you are not running war games to see what little thing you can do to secure your school, you are wrong. i am going to be walking through the schools in a couple weeks in case there is anything i see that is an obvious fix. another set of eyes for someone that temperatures trained in this. i hope they will do more by the end of the summer and i hope every school district does. dan: some of these fixes can be
simple securitywise. i had a secret service agent said not one kid has been killed behind a locked door. the school shooters k jiggle the door handle. and if it's locked they move on. >> the back door of the school was open. if that door had been closed we would be having a different conversation. we could have facebook instead of every time you write the word covid and all these flags couple. how about i'm going to smooth my grandmother, have that get flagged and send to the fusion centers. i do security threat assessment. i go in these schools and i have rarely ever gone in and found an open or unlocked door. why? because it's hot out. it's the human element that's
problematic. there are so many plarns and things we can do to lock these schools down and make schools safer. and to address the red flags we see. how many red flags have we seen in the couple days since this happened? and everyone of these instances. zahn * panel, thank you so much. coming up on this special edition of "unfiltered." veteran pete hegseth and joey jones are back with a memorial day message.
dan: every memorial day i honor my uncle who was lost. it changed everything, folks. no one in my family was ever the same. he died heroically in vietnam and shot and killed saving some of his battle buddies. he never came home. he owned a bar. there was a sign, they were waiting for him. the day he was supposed to come back, it said, welcome home greg. two gentlemen from the army showed up instead. neither one was greg. my grandmother was broken forever. it's hard to talk about.
i never met him. but it doesn't make him any less of a hero. joining me to talk about it, pete hegseth and joey jones. pete, i will go to you first. i think -- i don't want to say we forget. but it's not just those who have been lost heroically. but their families who have to live damaged forever knowing that person is never coming back. >> those are the people i think about the most. this weekend, and i ask myself the question every time. am i or we living worthy of their sacrifice? it could have been any one of us. you talk about the bortac agent. the bullet went through his hat. it could have been any one of us. but they paid the ultimate sacrifice. i think about the names of the
people i served with. staff sergeant $, wonderful family man. he was in law enforcement on the civilian side. one of the thousands of our generation that were set off to fight a difficult war. never asked questions, and did it because they loved what's behind them, that flag. i spliewt them all and think about them this weekend. dan: joey, i'm frequently disappointed by people and i don't have a lot of heroes. you left a piece of your body, multiple pieces on the battlefield. memorial day has to mean something special to you, somebody who suffered so much. >> it's an opportunity to talk about those who are still living. the gold star families. it's hard to connect those dots sometimes. as veterans we are in a place
where we are not complaining on behalf ourselves. but on behalf of our brothers. memorial day isn't veterans day. don't thank pea for my service. it's about the ones who died. if i died in war i want you focused on my family, i'm already gone. to bring that up, this memorial day is bittersweet for me, i'm celebrating a father-son i group with. my friend chris and his dad, a desert storm marine is gone. justed the example they set and the idea you could be a school teacher and be a warrior. that's what they both were. they were both school teachers and reserve marine. the first -- fought in iraq the
first go-round. this an opportunity to tell those stories and talk about those people that you knew best. that's what i hope americans do. say their names. talk about their stories and check up on their families. they are heroes, too. dan: guys, like said, neither one of you ever disappointed me. thank you for your service to this great country. i appreciate you coming on. before we go, remember you can catch the dan bongino show every day on foxnation. >> i have never seen anything like it. when you look at fuel prices. we were energy independent. i had it down to $1.87 a gallon. now it just hit $9 someplace probably in california. but that's bigger than any tax increase you can give people.
dan: you can stream the dan bongino show weekdays. and follow us on facebook and instagram. that does it for us on "unfiltered." we'll see you next saturday at 9:00 p.m. don't forget to set dvr if you can't make it live. welcome to cross country, i am lawrence jones. i'm coming to you tonight from texas, my home. on tuesday a nearby neighborhood most kids and teachers. being here has been almost too much for the heart to bear. i met with members of the community, clergy members, law enforcement and all others trying to make sense of this tragedy. my heart breaks for the moms and dads, grandparents, brothers and sisters of those