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

talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 9:00 AM
eric, if our society did not make punishing children a criminal act, kids would grow up understanding the concept of "breaking the rules brings consequences", which still keeps some of us from degrading into babbarrians.

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...