Originally Posted by Seminole
Good points all around. Glad to see this hasn't turned into what seems to be the normal name calling pissing matches that go on here.
I think the culture of our country to ignore mental illnesses plays a large part in all of this (mass killings).
Another thing I haven't yet seen addressed in this thread so far is the influence of drugs and gangs on gun violence.
+1 Post #36 brother. The biggest problem we have in Chicago. The mayor is attempting to address this by longer school hrs, prohibiting law abiding citizens from purchasing guns, placing more police on the streets (although he has reduced the police force), establishing an elite gang tactical squad, and taxing rounds to name a few. The problem is these kids dont have much of a chance growing up where they live and they learn from their parents. It's a social issue.
Yes, mental illness is an enormous factor. To put it simple...there is something wrong mentally if you commit a homicide.