As mass shootings seem to be happening more frequently, many people often feel at a loss for what they can do to stop the senseless acts. Dr. Phil says that these shootings can be stopped, but everyone needs to act.
 
The first step is for parents who have guns in their homes to make sure they are properly secured so that a child, especially one who may be depressed, has trouble fitting in, or who has been in conflict with authorities, does not have access to them.
 

“We need to write to our congressmen, to our senators, state and federal, and insist that there needs to be a program for universal threat assessment. There needs to be a protocol where we add a crisis response team,” Dr. Phil continues. “If so many people hear that something like this is going on, why aren’t they doing anything about it? They’re not doing anything about it because they don’t know what to do. They don’t know who to call. They don’t know what to say.”
 
Hear more of Dr. Phil’s ideas on how to stop shootings in the video above.
 
On Wednesday’s episode, "Texas Shooting: Enough is Enough," Dr. Phil dedicates his platform to discussing how to stop these mass shootings from happening over and over. Learn what school shooters have in common, how you may be able to identify a possible shooter, and how to talk to your kids. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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How to Talk To Your Kids About School Shootings

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