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Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) is for general information purposes only. Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) exists solely to inform society, the systems, and the venues, therefore, Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) has no particular aim, and therefore no particular goal, intent, purpose, or objective, nor does Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) advocate for anything in particular, meaning it does not encourage, nurture, promote, or support anything in particular.

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Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) uses sophisticated applications that block (in some cases blockage is not absolute) this website from being accessed outside the United States. While such screening measures are anything but foolproof, they do serve to effectively hinder, limit, and/or prohibit foreigners access to our content. At the very least, these applications, by design, are programmed to alert us when our content is accessed, called, or delivered to destinations outside the United States and may provide us with where the request generally or specifically originated from.

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To the extent possible, which is minimal, Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) blocks content translation on it's website.

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) does not censor; in any way, shape, or form; third-party content. Most third-party content on this website are PDFs. PDFs are approved for inclusion in our extensive Mass Shooting PDF Collection solely on whether they are fact-based. In other words, we vet each PDF carefully to ensure that PDFs containing fake content are eliminated.

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) does not moderate user comments. User comments are accepted on this website on various pages and, provided they're not in violation of any state or federal laws, they are never moderated.

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) uses third-party content under the United States Copyright Law Fair Use doctrine. Fair Use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. The Fair Use provisions of the Copyright Law allow the use of copyrighted material for specific purposes—including criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research—that serve the public interest. Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP), a documented nonprofit endeavor, is clearly and unequivocally involved in criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research—all of which serves the public interest.

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) is certified as being fully protected under all applicable federal and state civil and criminal laws of the United States of America (USA) and the applicable laws of other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries to which it is duly annexed. Interloper, intentional, or otherwise challenges and/or interventions about, into, or upon this website, in any form, shape, or way, shall be prosecuted to the absolute limits of domestic and international law. To that end, Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) maintains an earnest entrusted legal fund to fully defend and wholly protect itself against all challengers, enemies, plaintiffs, or whomever, domestic and foreign, that may arise or present themselves.

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) is not a Registered Trademark® and is therefore fully in the public domain. Therefore, we take no responsibility for the use of Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) in any or all its forms in any other medium regardless of likeness or references to what is contained herein.

By accessing, calling, loading, or retrieving this website by conventional methods or by proxy or by any other means, and/or by reading or viewing the content contained herein, including coping, downloading, and/or saving content, you have agreed/stipulated to hold Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP), its creators, harmless.

Any reliance you place Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) is strictly at your own risk. Entities and individuals should not rely upon the content on this website as a sole basis for making any business, legal, and/or personal decisions, and/or any other decisions. While we endeavor to keep the content accurate and up-to-date, Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability, of the content of Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) in any form whatsoever, should it exist herein, either in the past, present, and/or future. Content on Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) includes original and proprietary content (our work); and a lot of imported content like documents, records, and reports; a variety of images; and numerous audio and video files (the work of others). Inaccurate, incomplete, unreliable, and/or inappropriate content should be reported to the Webmaster immediately and if deemed by Committee to be such, will be removed forthwith.

Generally, Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) does not name or display images of perpetrators or otherwise glorify them, lest they receive glory. In quoted material where perpetrator names are used, we’ve substituted the name with [perpetrator]. The only exception is when works are cited because not using actual names there might make finding source material difficult or impossible.

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) is also a proud and strong advocate for efforts like this and this that seek to educate society about the critical need to deny perpetrators notoriety.

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) reserves, first and foremost, the right to amend, correct, or edit; or to delete, expel, or suspend; any content on this website at any time for any reason without notification of any kind to anybody regardless of their actual or perceived standing.

The sale or transfer of Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) will only occur after the receiving entity is exhaustively vetted. In addition, any sale or transfer of Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CP) will include a forever contractual obligation that the receiving entity maintains our mission of being "The Most Comprehensive and Up-To-Date Online Data Depositary for Helping Society, the Systems, and the Venues to Learn How to Prevent Mass Shootings".

When referencing actions of subjects prior to the incident they perpetrated we still refer to them as perpetrators to avoid confusion.

In some instances, different language has been used to describe what is generally the same topic. This has been done in the hope that if a reader wasn’t “moved” by one description they might be by another.

We advocate for the arming of civilians and other personnel in an attempt to stem mass shootings. While that sounds great to most of us, it must be understood that simply being armed is far from enough. An armed individual must have the ability to proficiently use a gun, and, more importantly, the willingness to use it. It’s one thing to be armed and feel good about that, but it’s wholly another to be able to point that loaded gun at the kill zone of another human being and squeeze the trigger.