Chris736 Wrote:
Dec 22, 2012 7:57 PM
America does not have a gun problem, we have a violence problem. I grew up in the sixties and seventies in a town south of Boston MA. All of my friends dad's owned a gun; if not a handgun then a hunting rifle or shotgun. This was before extremely violent movies, TV, or video games. Two things to note here- 1: 97% of my friends had fathers, in their homes and; 2: Despite LOTS of guns, nobody ever settled a score with one. We just didn't think that way. It never occurred to us to bring a gun to school or to use one against someone we had a grievance with. A pervasive atmosphere of violence has changed our national landscape. Only genuine societal change, not the quick and unconstitutional fix of strict gun control laws, will change us back.