Retired UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy Says Mass Shootings Happen Because ‘There’s Not Enough Masculinity’

Tim Kennedy
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Tim Kennedy Went On Fox & Friends To Discuss Gun Control

Tim Kennedy is a lot of things; former UFC fighter and Army Sniper just to name a few. Now, he has spoken out about something he clearly knows a good amount about, gun control.

Recently, the United States fell victim to another tragic mass shooting, in El Paso. On the morning of August 3rd, a lone gunman went into a Walmart store. Subsequently, he would open fire and take the live of 22 people, injuring 24 more. This resulted in the seventh most deadly mass shooting in American History.

Following the attack, Kennedy went on Fox and Friends and discussed the terrible incident. Here the Special Forces agent with controversial views, said that he believes that the cause of the problem is a lack of real masculinity.

“There’s not enough masculinity. What we are doing to our boys right now is, we’re stunting them. We are built, we are hard-wired to do incredible things — protect is one of them. When you take a boy in school and say you can’t act this way, you can’t be energetic this way, you can’t explore, you shouldn’t do dangerous things, you are messing with the hard-wire in their brains.

Everyone’s made different, but men have to be men. And boys grow up to be men. You have to allow them to do that. When you don’t, when you give them ADHD medications, nd tell them that they can’t go climb a tree, that they can’t be busy in a classroom, these are the results. You have to let boys be boys.”

Kennedy certainly brings an interesting perspective to the table. Although it is inevitable that people will disagree  Nevertheless, this is a tricky topic to talk about, and opinions vary.

Kennedy also took to Instagram where he further clarified his position.

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In a time where masculinity has been demonized. When identifying toxic masculinity is more celebrated than a man’s achievements. What we are seeing is the most vile form of that rage being realized. Masculinity is about being a protector. Masculinity is about integrity. It is hardwired into every single man’s soul. We all have a choice to fight. We are all warriors on the inside. But if that is suppressed, if that is denied, it manifests in the most unhealthy ways. We have to a have purpose and let that purpose be fulfilled. We have to stop telling our young men to be anything else but a man. Strength is good. A fierce passion to protect the helpless is good. An insuppressible desire to explore and discover should be encouraged. Danger should be sought out and success should be rewarded. No medals for participation. But elation with every accomplishment. Let’s celebrate what it means to be a man. We stormed the beaches of Normandy to stop the Nazis. Placed the American flag on Iwo Jima and built the Chrysler building in New York City. Let’s remember what it means to be a man and most of all let us show this next generation what it looks like to be a man. Let them see you fail. Let them see you sweat. Let them see blood. Let them see tears. But most of all let them see us be men. #men #man #masculine #masculinity #pharmaceutical #adhd #add

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There is no clear answer for these issues. However Tim Kennedy is a place to start.

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