posted on Apr, 16 2007 @ 09:28 PM
We have to look at access. We also have to look at the external factors such as family, social structures, and why this happens so much in America vs
Eg. Japan from my understanding has way more violence on tv, however I don't hear about, oh yet another violent school shooting. To be sure it
probably happens, but not like in the States.
It also might happen in other countries, but not like in the States. So another factor might be, what is it about American culture or lack of social
culture that causes these turns?
Then there is the obvious factor, access. Really if guns were not so readily accessable, would this be as big a problem?
I am not saying more gun laws, I am simply saying, guns don't kill people, people kill people, and more specifically, people with access to guns kill
Lot's of people get bullied, lot's watch violence on tv, how many get their hands on guns?
Means, oppertunity motive.
With the shootings the motive is pretty much revenge, I was bullied, I was angry etc. Hardly anyone walks up and just goes on a shooting spree, I am
sure there is the exception.
Oppertunity, any place with a crowd of people, could be an oppertunity, more importantly since much of the bullying and mobbing happens on a repeated
and daily bases at school or work, those are prime places of oppertunities for these situations.
Means, how many people in these situations go out of their ways to get their hands on guns? How many times are the guns readily or too easily
accessable? That is when we run into problems. Many people probably have their moments, where they could go over the edge, but how many of them have
the means to go through with it?