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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:44 PM

Besides easy access to guns, what other factors do these mass murders have in common? [View all]

It is easy to focus on the guns.
We certainly should have laws and regulations that at a minimum approach those necessary to drive a vehicle.

But limiting access to guns won't solve our problem.
It will be as effective as limiting access to marijuana.

Some questions:

*Americans have always had easy access to guns,
but these violent, incomprehensible outbursts of the senseless murder of innocents seem to be escalating.
What is driving this?

*What other factors do these mass murderers have in common?
Youth?

Race?

Isolation?

The Suburbs?

Video Games/violent TV desensitization?

Lack of effective Families/Fathers? Healthy Role Models? Mentors?

Passive Entertainment (TV, IPhones, "Social" Media) making it possible to live 24/7 in Fantasy Worlds without real interactions with other people?

The idolization of our cultural Sociopaths? ("Winning" violently no matter what the cost?) (Thinking about our sports "heroes" here)

YouTube culture? (Everyone MUST be the Center-of-Attention ALL the time?)



It didn't used to be this way.
Where are we going?




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