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

coveyrise Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:01 AM
For anyone who is wondering why we have seen an increase in this type of violence over the past 40 years, you might want to look at direct correlations for your answer. What has changed in our society that would contribute to people even considering such a slaughter of other human beings? 1. Is it lack of gun control? NO, we have more gun control laws now than we did 40 years ago. 2. Is it the lack of morals, ethics and principles taught both at home and in our schools? BINGO! We no longer are allowed to even mention God in school or to teach the moral principles of the Bible to our kids. 3. Do we view killing as wrong? Not hardly when we kill millions of babies annually. 4. Do we view violence as wrong? Hardly, we promote it.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:45 AM
blaming abortion is ridiculous,since most teens and young men pay NO attention to that.
abortion is completely out of their thoughts.

also,MURDER is wrong,but killing is sometimes justified,as in Trayvon Martin;self-defense.
Don't equate or confuse the two.
coveyrise Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:09 AM
There should be no surprise that events like this are happening at an increasing rate. Gun ownership is no higher now per capita than it was in 1960. However in 1960 the divorce rate was less than half of what it is today. In 1960 we still taught morals, ethics and Biblical principles in our schools even though not as a course on any particular religion but as a way to live life. We didn't view abortion as a convenient means of birth control for the irresponsible. We didn't promote interactive videos of killing other people as entertainment. We didn't have addictive drugs for sale on every other street corner.
coveyrise Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:11 AM
Ronald Reagan was right when he said, "When we stop being One Nation Under God we will become One Nation Gone Under."
marusha Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:20 AM
When God was disinvited from so called government areas, mostly in the schools, guess who walked in.
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 10:31 AM
Nobody is "teaching" kids that killing is good. Depiction is not advocacy. There were plenty of serial and mass killers before the 60s (Andrew Kehoe, the Honeymoon killers, Ed Gein, etc.)

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.

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