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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:50 PM

I think people are really overlooking the biggest issue here. [View all]

It's not easy access to guns, gun culture or mental health issues. Sure those are huge problems that we must address. But the 800 pound gorilla in the room isn't any of those things.

It's our fear driven, talking-points based media.

Since September 12th, 2001 our media has morphed into this radical, fear driven entity. The type of entity that has led to "Doomsday Preppers" - people who are stockpiling guns, food, gold, and ammo for whatever bizarre end of the world scenario that they've dreamed up could happen. It's the type of entity that - since Obama got elected, caused the sale of guns to rise to unheard of levels for the fear that Obama will somehow "take them away", whatever that is. Fear and talking points drives gun sales, gun technologies, and definitely does not improve mental health. Until we address what has become of our media, nothing is ever going to change.

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