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

Georgia Boy Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 5:22 PM
No, Ms. Alexander, it's the derangement of a single individual who was able to obtain guns. Society didn't make him what he is. Moral decay of society is when a large part of the population is so paranoid and adolescent that they have to cozy up to guns to make themselves feel good.

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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