Originally posted by johnnysixguns
reply to post by DAZ21
Why does this go on? Because our culture loves things involving violence and sex. They are what make prime-time news and get viewers.
Add on to that that we are a nation of hundreds of millions, millions of who are myopic and bigoted, coupled with different ethnicities and religions living side by side everyday. Our melting-pot boils over. The fact that we allow gun rights may make for more shootings, but it is not the fault of the gun. It is the fault of our nations mentality. Take away guns, and you will have mass killings with something else.
Dollars to donuts, this was a bigoted Fox News follower, confusing Sihks with Muslims, and shooting them up, especially with the fact that Fox News has been on a Muslim Brotherhood kick lately.
As I have said before, if you don't like our gun laws, DON'T MOVE HERE. Or in reverse, move here, father citizen children, send them into the political arena in hopes of swaying the laws. But if you're not doing one or the other, shut up. Because in the course of history, other countries haven't complained when we come with our GUNS and bail them out of a situation (though I can't say anything we have done war-wise in the last 12 years has been noble.)
edit on 5-8-2012 by johnnysixguns because: (no reason given)
Several years ago, we considered moving to Texas. But chose not to because of gun violence. We chose New Zealand instead, and what a great decision that turned out to be.
Honestly though, I know It's not a daily occurrence. But the fact it happens a lot at all is disturbing. I feel for all the people that have died to gun violence, and I don't even live there. So tell me citizen, what have you been doing to stop this, because who knows it could be you or your family next.