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Rampage Shootings: It's the Moral Decay of Society, not Guns

Basset Hound Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 12:54 PM
I have picked up pocket change every spring by scoring standardized tests for an educational measurement company. Some of the projects I've been involved in are open ended essays. I can tell you that some of the most gut wrenching ones I've read are from kids who describe how abandoned they feel after their parents break up.
ericynot Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 12:58 PM
And, sadly, some of those kids grow up to be bitter and dangerous.
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 1:00 PM
Ah yes, but who said anything about Democrats?
ericynot Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 1:06 PM

This is a serious conversation about a sad and serious subject. Why not treat it as such?
Basset Hound Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 1:26 PM
Some of these kids are bitter by the time I've read their papers.

It should come as no surprise that the rate of mass shootings at schools and in other public places is increasing. The surge has nothing to do with guns, which have been widely available in the U.S. for years. Gun control laws have been increasing. Instead, there is a direct correlation between the increase in violence and the gradual degradation of morals, ethics and parenting. We are cultivating mental illness in our society.

Parents are allowing television and video games to increasingly babysit their children, even though both have become full of gratuitous violence. A New...