h/t Old NFO
Under the expediency argument that "Something Must Be Done!", we note that the correct approach is that the correct "Something" must be done.
There seems to be some misguided sentiment for infringing on the First Amendment, by passing legislation to forbid the naming of mass murderers in every new shooting spree.
Sorry, but that idea's a First Amendment hard stop.
(It'll also be thrown out of federal and/or state court on its ass so hard and fast the first time it's brought there, it won't even hit the steps on the way to the street.)
The correct answer is for the president, every member of the Cabinet, and the entire Republican caucus in both houses of Congress, to start chastising the media out loud and at length for dancing in the blood of children, and glorifying mass murderers.
Rub their noses in it until they finally get sick of hearing it, and stop doing it.
Make it the #YouToo movement.
If the White House also started yanking press credentials and access from non-compliant agencies over this, Sarah Sanders' daily briefings would get awfully lonely.
If the press wants to martyr themselves over glorifying murderers, let them do it, and hand them the nails and hammer to begin pounding their representatives onto their own crosses.
Trump & Co. going after the media is a win-win, for him, in perpetuity.
It's an easy rule: mention the name once after the first 12 hours, (you want the name out initially, so they don't try hiding black/Muslim/anyone else's f**ktard culpability, but once that's established, that's it) or show their picture - anyone anywhere in your organization - and you go to press Siberia in perpetuity. Like there aren't 4000 other organizations waiting in line for every open seat at the WH Press Room.
They will police themselves in about a minute, and shut up so fast it'd leave skidmarks.
Call it Operation Un-Person.
George Orwell would be proud.
Shooters would go down a permanent memory hole in a New York Minute.
And it's not a law, it's simply government policy.
The media is free to disregard it. And wind up out on the curb, looking through the fence, while they get scooped forever by their colleagues, who will knife each other in the back for a byline or headline since ink and paper became a thing.
And then, once and for all, rescind the asinine federal Gun-Free School Zone nonsense, forever, and restore the Second Amendment to being the inviolable law of the land.
Schools will stop being victims when they stop being federally-mandated volunteers for the privilege.
IDGAF if Texas lets teachers pack .44 magnums, while NYFC puts cops into the schoolhouses; both approaches will suffice to end the bullshit.
When these murderous motherfuckers start getting shot in the face in 0.2 seconds, shooting up a school will become about as popular as trying to shoot up a police station, or an NRA meeting.