Thread: Nat'l Security Let's research gun violence.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:39 AM   #208
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Brilliant!!
 
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I'm quite fascinated by the reaction to this awful tragedy.

Does anyone think that something specific happened overnight that is responsible for these acts of random violence? If you do, then that's incredibly naive.

Gun laws and ownership are but a small, possibly negligble, cause of these incidents. Guns have been around forever. What's changed in the last few decades?

Out of wedlock birth rate has skyrocketed. Most people view abortion as birth control instead of murder. More and more religions are seen as evil instead of key drivers of societal ethics and morals. Church attendance and the communities that they foster are dwindling.

I don't necessarily blame violent programming, movies or video games, but they sure do reflect this society's tolerance for violence. These are forms of entertainment that would have been taboo only 20-30 years ago.

Now, does that mean that every boy that is born out of wedlock, with negligent parenting and an addicition to Call of Duty will become a serial killer? No.

But that tiny fraction (which is what it is) of boys that grow up neglected, abused or bullied that find a release into violent movies or activites to further remove themselves from human contact are at danger of becoming just the type of guy this Lanza kid was.

When/if another one of these boys decides life isn't worth living anymore, he'll do so just after living out one of his 'fantasies' that this society has created for him.

Gun control indeed.
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