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

Mark in CA Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 1:55 PM
Of course TV has a big influence on people's behaviors. Speaking from personal experience: I grew up watching televison. Before I had developed an ability to think critically, I believed so much of the nonsense spewed out by the programming.

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...