Regarding guns and violence, I played Cowboys and Indians as a kid, using realistic-looking six-shooters with caps which made a bang. When I was 12 or 13, my father bought me a .22 caliber rifle and taught me how to shoot. I bought a .410 guage shotgun from Sears, Roebuck via mail order when I was 15, joined the National Guard at 17, fired everything from the M1 Garand to a bazooka, to an 81 mm mortar to a 76 mm tank gun. Yet, I have never walked into a school and killed children. What is the difference between me and the perpetuators of horrendous crimes? Just possibly, my Christian upbringing by caring parents in a stable home.