Dr. John Lott, author of "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that until the 1960s, some New York City public high schools had shooting clubs where students competed in citywide shooting contests for university scholarships. They carried their rifles to school on...
That is certainly part of it for some, but the use of SRIs is so completely damaging, and the exposure that many of them had to DU (depleted Uranium), and other chemicals plays a part in it as well. Plus the fact that man serve multiple tours, a practice that was thwarted after a case study was done on soldiers after the first World War, when it was deduced that one tour resulted in enough trauma, ie. PTS.
When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.
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