How can we take the Guns down Gloves up message to every bullied kid? We gotta get to these dudes BEFORE they even get the thought to buy a gun.
Put a PHd in mental health and a jiu-jitsu blackbelt in every school. Teach kids empathy, theory of mind, meditation, and mediation, along with situational awareness. Real life skills, team building stuff like Spartan Races.
Bullies disappear when all your potential victims can slap an arm bar on you or choke you out. Especially if there's an outlet to mediate differences on the mats every week and shake hands later.
Sorry for the rant. Just an old gen X warrior ired of circular arguments going nowhere with bull crap solutions that won't address anything.