Paul Ciancia is facing murder charges after his shooting spree in LAX’s Terminal 3 on Friday. A note found on Ciancia said he wanted to kill Transportation Security Agents to instill fear “in to their traitorous minds.” He also made references to being a “p*ssed off patriot” and mentioned the “New World Order.” As he made his way through the airport with his assault rifle, he would ask people if they were TSA.
“This fellow Ciancia – he does fit the profile – of the young 20-something – in this case 23 – young, white male who goes in to like a movie theater or a food court or a public square – fits that profile and the guns always seem to be a part of it – having a conversation about the guns but at the same time,” said Morning Answer co-host Brian Whitman. “What is it about the violence in our society – the young people – where’s the rage coming from?”
“I think everybody has this sepia-tone colored view of the past,” explained Ben Shapiro. “People have this rose-colored view of the past…where everything fades in to—everything was wonderful when we were kids. The truth is you’ve had mass shootings in the United States going all the way back to the 50s and school shootings going all the way back to the 50s and 30s and 40s.”
Click on the player above to hear Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss discuss the LAX shooting and what motivates the rage in youth today.