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Originally posted by Christian Voice
reply to post by MrInquisitive
Guns are not the problem. Why don't you post the numbers on homicides in general? Knife attacks, beatings, bats, hammers, cars, poison....
Guns will always be here. If not in our hands they will always be owned by criminals. How many murders do you think are committed by legitimate registered gun owners? Why focus on the instrument and not the person? Because of course people are not responsible for crap anymore. There is a syndrome or illness that explains away everything and excuses everything. There is a much deeper issue than guns at play here. First off parents refuse to discipline their children and hold them accountable anymore. This has given us a generation of people that do not recognize consequences of their ways. Second off, our mental health system is shot. Too often doctors dismiss their patients with harsh drugs and refuse to determine the root of the problems. It is very difficult for most hard working people to get mental health care in the first place. And third off, we have let the wealthy business owners and politicians rape our country by extorting every possible resource from it. We have massive layoffs and send our jobs overseas. Heck General Motors took $750 million in TARP funds and built a $750 million dollar plant in Mexico. There are far too many people unemployed for far too long in the US. That causes major stress. Put together a spoiled brat with no proper mental health care and not able to find a job and you have a ticking time bomb.
I will add to the equation that for the last 10 years or so the atheists in this country have pissed and moaned enough that we are finally giving in and have removed God from just about every aspect of public life to keep from offending people. It's odd to me that our government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to refurbish Islamic mosques overseas but we can't even pray a Christian prayer in public anymore. We worship celebrities and have shows called American Idol, but cannot worship God. We were forced to remove Bibles from schools and government buildings. A book that says thou shall not commit murder and shall not lie or steal. Yet we idolize people like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. The world stopped turning when Anna Nicole Smith (a porn star) died. You will be hard pressed to turn on a movie or tv show and not see sex, nudity, or killings. I went to the movies and the people in the theater watching Saw were laughing at someone getting heinously murdered.
DO NOT BLAME OUR PROBLEMS ON GUNS