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

Kibitzer Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 4:16 PM
As horrible as the massacre in Connecticut was, it is insignificant by comparison to the carnage on the nation's highways or the slaughter of the unborn in the name of women's reproductive rights that occurs every year. Laws do not prevent crimes, they just define crimes and punishments. Those places that have the most restrictive gun laws have the highest, not the lowest crime rates. Yet whenever an event occurs in which a celebrity is killed, or a mass killing occurs there is a cry for gun control laws.

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...