OK. Guns have not changed that much so please , as an American citizen, Could you please explain why the USA is the only country in the developed nations of this world that has this serious problem of mass shootings by people with no criminal records. Is it that there are a greater % of crazy people in the USA. Hard to believe.If not that then the only other reason I can think of is the availability of these guns.Please explain why this is incorrect.
I think we have more of these type of events most definitely because of the ease of access to firearms, but, look at 30-40-50 years ago when this stuff really didn't happen often.
What has changed? We gained the internet, a prevalence of video games, a crappier diet, more mental health issues (we are something like the most medicated nation in the world?), cell phones, smart phones, and the list goes on.
How many of you had first person shooter video games when you were young? I certainly didn't. I'd guess most here didn't and still don't too. My brothers and I were given an N64 from a friend with a bunch of games. When we would play it, we drove to hell out of MarioKart, but were never any good at James Bond games or Perfect Dark. We break out MarioKart from time to time, but there are months on end that the system goes unused.
I bet over half the guys in my high school and college would play Halo or Call of Duty or GTA at least 2 hours a day, virtually every day of the year.
I feel as though we have a culture who wishes to take the easy way out of everything instead of face challenges and uncertainty head-on.
We (not just the US here) have become the most connected society the world has ever known, yet a very disconnected society from actual human interaction and reality.
Again, not just the US here, but we need to put the phone down, turn off the social media, and get back to talking to people and doing shyt outdoors, being creative, taking up meaningful past times and building stuff with our hands.
Meanwhile, I'm going to go grab another beer and look at my guns.