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'Gun Culture' -- What About the 'Fatherless Culture'?

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:25 PM
I wholeheartedly agree that a lack of a father will have negative effects on a child's upbringing. There is abundent research that verifies this. The problem is apparent as Mr. Elder so rightly describes. What isn't as apparent is the solution. How do you creat stronger families? Delaying child-rearing is a good start, but that will only go so far when there are few opportunities and few incentives to do better. It's a complex issue with no easy solution. I believe a mix of education, contraception, and better job opportunities would be the best solution.
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 9:12 PM
Arrange for a divorce between the mother and the government 'sugar' daddy.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 9:39 PM
government "assistance" has ENABLED the "single parent family".
In earlier times,there was an ONUS about being a single mom,and that made women strive to avoid that. they did so by withholding sex until they were at least engaged,often until they were married. Now,since even "baby daddies" are held responsible for court-ordered child support,unmarried girls have no reason to not have babies. If they don't get child support,they get Gov't assistance. So it's no big deal to them if they get pregnant.

The face of gun violence is not Sandy Hook. It is Chicago.

In 2012, President Barack Obama's adopted hometown had 506 murders, including more than 60 children. Philadelphia, a city that local television newscasters frequently call 'Killadelphia," saw 331 killed last year. In Detroit, 386 people were murdered.

Since 1966, there have been 90 school shootings in the U.S., with 231 fatalities. Yes, Sandy Hook shocked us. But the odds of a child being killed at a school shooting are longer than the odds of being struck by lightning.

Of the 11,000 to 12,000 gun murders each...