The homicide rate in the U.S. is by far the highest of any Western industrialized country. Which of the following explanations for this is correct:
Americans are more violent by nature
Americans are more stupid / they lack self-control
It is an old American tradition to kill other people
There are too many guns in the hands of mentally deranged men
Any other explanation?
I don't see how you people conflate the abortion issue with gun control. Apples and Oranges.
Personally I don't look at a woman as an incubator with no rights. I think there are many reasons a woman should be allowed to have an abortion.
But back on topic guns... we have gun control in Australia... it is not perfect criminals still kill people and people still commit suicide... but it is nowhere near the epic proportions it is in America.
As for your 2nd amendment... it is out of date and written for another time and another society.
I'm pretty sure there are solutions to your problem. But the main problem is no one in authority seems to want to discuss or come up with them.
Time for a Constitutional amendment btw...
More people die in the US due to doctors making mistakes than are killed by guns.
More people are killed by drunk driving, suicides, and similar numbers are killed with knives and other weapons.
So guns are only a minor cause.
And it is a direct result of freedom.
And it is also that freedom that is causing high homocide rates.
What do you want ? A strict society where freedoms are restricted but you are safe.
Or a riskier environment but less government control and freedom?
It is a balancing act.
As opposed to the previous commenters who think the problem is "blacks" or "immorality of the woke", the real issue is a culture thats sees "guns" as a personality and think any modicum of regulation is a bridge too far. They pass laws saying we can't even research what causes rampant gun violence. They think any attempt to help with mental illness or poverty or any contributing factor to crime is "Communism" and the solution is just trigger happy cops and for-profit jail systems which create repeat offenders. They see murdered children as just the price of freedom, and will always say "now is not the time to talk about solutions" and send their "thoughts and prayers" before going back to their rhetoric about how the opposite side of the political spectrum is evil and trying to replace you and enslave you and kill you and must be stopped at all costs.
This is an excellent question and one that is asked every time a mass shooting happens. Easy answers are pointless.
One wonders about the general level of anger and hate being promoted by politicians, media, etc. But despite that, why some people go on a murderous rampage and others don't is a question to be answered.
And to politicians who immediately turn these things into a political issue, shame on you! Have some compassion for those left behind and spare us your opinions!
The immorality of the woke has spread throughout the culture, from the attacks against the family, more "out of wedlock" children, and the infiltration of deranged, immoral, sexual fornications being even taught to children in an effort to normalize the deviancy. Not to mention the devaluation of human life by making child killing "legal" has removed the sanctity that used to be bestowed on human life. Cold