Being a dinosaur, I am wondering what has changed in the attitude of young people today? While I was in elementary school in the 1940s, people from the NRA visited our school and taught gun safety and even took us to the range where we learned the proper use of firearms. At no time would anyone ever consider bringing a firearm to school intending to shoot fellow students.
Was there a different moral code back then? For the most part, we did come from two-parent families and never saw violent acts on television since there was no television, nor were people just wasted away in ultra-violent video games. I do wonder, are mind-altering drugs a factor?
We had friends and acquaintances who were different, some hyper and others very introverted, but no one was medicated to attempt to make everyone the same. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, church attendance was almost mandatory, most everyone went to a church of their choice where they were taught right from wrong. In fact, once a week we were released from school for an hour and bused to local churches.
Guns per se are not the problem.
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Ralph Bush, Arroyo Grande