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a reply to: Astrocyte
I cannot tell you how frustrating it can be to see people scream "coward" at a guy who was clearly mentally ill, and who, in the highest probability, has had to adapt to difficult conditions in life: either neglect or abuse. And from that, the system (his mind/brain) went 'wrong' by the continuing scaffolding of environmentally (as well as autoregulated in the personality of the developing person) triggering experiences.
On the other hand, crazy people are also in other countries, yet gun deaths in the US far exceeds the rest of the developed world. Why is that? Clearly, the gun toting culture has played a part in making guns easily available; so perhaps thoughts of murderous revenge, that is, actually making real your fantasies of killing the people whom your brain convinces you you hate, will more likely occur in a culture that has this fetish for guns?
Psychologically, the above description makes sense, and given modern neuroscience, I would go so far as saying this is a highly probable reality, and therefore, a fact.
Removing guns, or making them more difficult to acquire, will OBVIOUSLY prevent these things from happening.
People who do not agree with, really just don't like it. They're dissociating this OBVIOUS understanding ^^ because they are arrogant, defensive people, highly sensitive to the shame of 'not getting their way'.
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: angeldoll
President Obama is right. Why are we the only first world country with this problem?
The answer is clear.
First World in the drug use categories.