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

Marion69 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:47 AM
It has become nearly impossible to find videos or movies that are pleasant instead of violent. Ouor society has come to worship violence instead of worshiping God.
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 10:27 AM
I see 50 to 100 movies a year and I find most quite pleasant. The notion moreover that movies trigger copycat thought or behavior is discredited and ludicrous. Nobody "worships" violence. I suppose Shakespeare "worshipped" violence in "Hamlet." Get real.
Joe296 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:58 AM
It is the totality of the culture we live in. It is a garbage culture. But, as long as hollywood and entertainers can make money "shocking" people it will continue. Liberals can blame it on a gun culture all they want but it is the sick culture they have brought us that is to blame. And, I believe in some gun controls. I don't feel that any private citizen should be allowed to own any type weapon that is part of the arsenal of the military or of the police forces. Citizen owned guns should be for recreational purposes only.
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 9:06 AM
Joe,That is exactly what the 2nd ammendment is all about! The framers of our constitution knew that to have a free citizenry, we must be able to defend ourselves from an intrusive, un fair government. Did you not read the history of why the colonies fought king George, and you want us to think you are intellegent? WOW@ You need to grab a history book, read it, understand tyrannical rule by government, then come back and re-post your thoughts.
Seawolf Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 9:10 AM
I'm sorry but "recreational use" is not what the framers intended. I noticed obama making the same false statement last night as did bubba many years ago wihen he said "nobody ever missed deer season while I was governor". The framers had just spent a long time and expended a lot of blood to throw the Brits out of this land and found a new gov't. They didn't want US to have to do it again, so they encoded our God given right to self defense against tyranny in the constitution. Obama is a liar on this issue, he would confiscate every gun he could given the chance."Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." (James Madison)
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 10:26 AM
Our culture is fine. Robert DeNiro isn't the problem. But disturbed kids with an exalted sense of intellect and morality is.
Carl469 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 10:28 AM
You are a simpleton, and have no idea how movies get conceived or made. If you think that the Harry Potter books or movies caused this punk to go ballistic, you've got some serious issues.

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...