Originally Posted by HopeHacker
One wonders what is wrong with this world today. It just keeps getting worse each year. I wish guns were banned, and that no one other than law enforcement officers were allowed to have guns.
Well, we certainly seem to abuse that which we see as a "right" in this country, don't we? Why do you think incidents like this happen in the US at an astronomically higher rate than they do in the rest of the world, despite the many other countries allow the legal ownership of firearms? That makes it pretty obvious to me that people with guns kill people and it's not the guns running around doing it themselves, but why do Americans abuse guns unlike any other group of people on the planet?
Don't get me wrong...there is CLEARLY a problem here, and I think the prevalance of violence in the world culture is absolutely disgusting and that CLEARLY something needs to be done. But why can Canadians, for instance, own guns without shooting each other up, and we can't? Something is in fact broken...but is it the simple fact that guns and gun ownership exists?
This, and the VT shooting, and the Amish School Shooting, and the shooting at that school in Colorado and all of the other gun-related homocides that happen without anything apparently actually being done....suggest to me its something cultural. But what? It's pretty obvious that this guy was in SOME way copycatting VT, or using VT as an opportunity to gain press and keep people on edge, but why do we do this? And how do we stop it?